Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in America

First Focus: Foundation for Child Development

This policy brief draws on key indicators from the Foundation for Child Development Child Well-Being Index (CWI), as well as additional data, to highlight both similarities and differences in the circumstances of children in immigrant and native-born families. Additional statistics that pertain particularly to the situation of children in immigrant families, namely citizenship and language skills, are also provided. Finally, this brief discusses recently passed federal legislation as it relates to children in immigrant families and points to policies that will ensure that we as a country are securing our future by providing opportunity for every child.

Citation

Cervantes, W.D. & Hernandez, D.J. (2011). Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in America. First Focus: Foundation for Child Development.