The New Orleans City Council took another step toward providing hundreds more low-income residents with access to early-childhood education, passing a measure Thursday that will place a new property-tax on the ballot to expand the publicly-funded program. The council unanimously …
Save the Children is concerned by today’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to restart the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), more commonly known as the Remain in Mexico program. This program requires asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S.-southern border to wait in Mexico until their asylum cases can be heard, a process that often takes months. While waiting in Mexico, the mental and physical safety and well-being of asylum-seeking children is threatened, with limited availability of shelter, security or education.
Save the Children – together with its political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network – commends the House of Representatives for moving forward the Build Back Better Act, which includes $400 billion for child care and universal pre-K, and $10 billion for child nutrition programs.
The New Orleans City Council on Thursday took the first step toward asking voters to pay for early childhood education, with the aim of providing access to thousands of children whose families cannot afford it. The council unanimously approved a notice …
The New Orleans City Council is preparing to ask voters to increase property taxes for early childhood education, a plan aimed at closing persistent learning gaps between children who are enrolled in quality day care programs and those who are …
Today’s proposed investments of $400 billion in child care and universal pre-K, and $10 billion in child nutrition are unprecedented. These investments would have historic impact on America’s kids and families, allowing our nation – and our nation’s future – to recover and thrive like never before, especially after a historically devastating period.
Save the Children Supports the Reintroduction of the Central American Women and Children Protection Act
Save the Children fully supports the reintroduction of the bipartisan Central American Women and Children Protection Act, which passed the House in September, and will be reintroduced in the Senate at the end of the month. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), would protect women and children in the Northern Triangle from domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and neglect. The legislation would hold perpetrators accountable for their actions, which is an important step in addressing violence against women, a significant driver of migration.
Save the Children Calls Upon Biden Administration to Immediately End Deportation Flights to Haiti and Treat Asylum-Seeking Children and Families Legally, with Dignity and Respect
Save the Children is deeply disappointed by the Biden administration’s response to the recent influx of Haitian asylum-seekers, particularly the decision to employ Title 42 to deport thousands of Haitian asylum-seekers – many of whom are families and children – despite the worsening humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Not only are Haitian asylum-seeking families and children being rapidly expelled on daily deportation flights, but there have been multiple reports of asylum-seekers being treated inhumanely upon their arrival into the U.S.
There is so much in the news today screaming out for our attention that it’s easy to overlook a program known as the Build Back Better Plan originally introduced by President Joe Biden as the “American Families Plan.” While this plan may seem less dramatic than other news stories it has important implications for the long-term health of our country and its families, parents and children.
In the U.S., many of our most vulnerable depend on WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. While WIC is essential to those who use it, only about half of those eligible for it benefit because it requires in-person visits to sign-up locations, doesn’t allow for online shopping or delivery, and ends before many children start kindergarten and become eligible for school meal programs.