Monthly Archives: May 2020

Families in ICE Detention Forced to Make Impossible Decision During COVID-19 Pandemic: Indefinite Detention or Family Separation

The administration’s implementation of a “binary choice” policy at three U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Family Detention Centers is forcing parents to make a devastating and impossible choice – to remain in detention indefinitely with their children or to surrender their kids to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) are urging Members of Congress and the Trump administration to prioritize children and act in their best interest by putting an immediate end to this harmful policy.

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Readers Make Leaders in New Mexico

We’re teaming up with University of New Mexico Athletics to bring you virtual story time events hosted by Lobo sports stars during the first four Tuesdays in June at 3 PM! The United States is facing a literacy crisis. Right …


SCAN Applauds Senators Ernst and Loeffler for Leading on $25 Billion Relief Funding for Child Care Industry

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) applauds Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for introducing a Senate resolution that calls for $25 billion in child care relief funding. The senators correctly note that $25 billion is necessary to cover losses to the child care industry, which has greatly suffered due to extended closures brought on by COVID-19. Without these needed funds, thousands of child care providers face permanent closure and the American economy will not be able to restart.

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New Mexico: Readers Make Leaders Event #4

To celebrate the importance of reading and encourage candidates during this election year to address the need to rebuild our nation’s child care infrastructure, we are hosting Readers Make Leaders events online! Children and their caretakers are invited for fun and engaging activities – all from the comfort and safety of their homes. Our events will also provide parents with an opportunity to engage in the vital work of expanding early learning opportunities for all kids.