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Save the Children: Reinstatement of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program Puts Children at Harm

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Letter: Strengthen Education For Young Children

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.

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Letter: Make WIC work better for moms

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.

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