The Executive Budget Disproportionately Targets Low-Income Children: Legislators Need to Protect Them
A partnership between the Children's Defense Fund- NY, the Schuyler Center, the Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Agenda, and Westchester Children’s Association to alert policymakers to the Executive Budget’s cumulative impacts on New York State’s children.
February 28, 2018
RECURSOS PARA ORGANIZACIONES DE FE INTERESADOS EN INMIGRATIÓN
Como organizaciones de fe entendemos el valor y significado histórico de proveer santuario en nuestra congregación a los pobres y desamparados. Este es un concepto antiguo que trasciende fronteras y religiones juntando comunidades para celebrar y proteger la santidad de vida. Nuestros valores de amor y compasión para nuestros vecinos, sean quien sea, es lo que fortalece nuestro compromiso social de paz, justicia, y prosperidad.
February 14, 2018
CDF-NEW YORK’S 2018-19 STATE LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET PRIORITIES
CDF-NEW YORK’S BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES aim to optimize prior investments in New York’s children and take bold new steps toward ensuring a fair and successful passage to adulthood.
February 14, 2018
Achieving Lifelong Payoffs for Displaced Children through Investments in School Health Services
Some of the most at-risk children in NYC are children who have been displaced from their homes or families due to homelessness or resettlement as unaccompanied immigrant children. While homeless and unaccompanied immigrant children have been displaced from their homes or families for different reasons, both groups of children often have remarkably similar experiences and needs. For example, studies have consistently found that homeless and immigrant children have greater health needs and poorer health outcomes than their peers.
Addressing the health needs of displaced children will improve their health outcomes and likelihood of success in school and life. A review of current research and NYC school administrator survey responses collected by the Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDFNY) identified gaps in key services that benefit displaced children.
February 5, 2018
Terminating Temporary Protected Status: What Does it Mean for Children and Families?
Over the last year, the Trump administration has focused on limiting immigrants and the migration of people to the U.S. This has led to increased attention on immigration policies such as Temporary Protected Status. The future of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designation for Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua is now at stake, as these countries will phase out of their status within the next two years.
December 20, 2017
Tax and Budget Proposals Will Make Paying for College More Difficult for Students
Congress has taken enormous steps towards ensuring that college is less affordable and more out of reach for students across the country. As Congress showers corporations and the very wealthy with huge tax cuts, they pay for these tax cuts with provisions that take money from students and families and cause great harm.
December 11, 2017
Proposed Congressional Tax and Budget Cuts Threaten SNAP for Children and Families
The congressional tax cuts proposed to disproportionately help corporations and the wealthiest would inevitably have to be paid for through budget cuts to important programs – like SNAP – for children and the most vulnerable. The impact is significant for poor families in New York who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
November 28, 2017
Resources for Faith Based Organizations Interested in Immigration
Our shared faith-driven values of love and compassion for our neighbors, whomever they may be, is what strengthens our commitment to social peace, justice, and prosperity.
If you are interested, here are some ways in which you can help out:
November 1, 2017
The Future of DACA and DREAMers
The Dream Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durban (D-IL) that provides a pathway towards citizenship to undocumented youth. The bill acts to protect current recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), those with Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) and undocumented youth that fall under the criteria of the Dream Act .
October 18, 2017
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September 19, 2017