Persistent Challenges Hinder Path To Success For Immigrants, Children Of Color

As President Donald Trump has given Congress a year-end timetable to overhaul the nation’s immigration policies or phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a new study suggests state and federal policymakers should instead make additional investments in programs that provide better opportunities for children in immigrant families to succeed.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Tuesday (Oct. 24) released its 2017 “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children” report, outlining persistent challenges in child well-being that hinder the success of children of color and kids living in immigrant families.

According to the report, children in immigrant families in Arkansas are more likely to live in or near poverty than most of their peers in other states, an indicator that underscores the importance of federal and state investments in programs that provide all children the opportunities they need to succeed.    MORE

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