UnidosUS white paper highlights the harm to children, families, and communities caused by the Trump administration's interior immigration enforcement policies.

Family Separation in the Trump Era

Indiscriminate enforcement and worksite raids, a revival of anti-immigrant activity at the state level, and the undermining of our legal immigration system are all putting nearly 6 million U.S. citizen children at risk of separation from their families. And many of these children are Latino.

Beyond the Border: Family Separation in the Trump Era outlines the harm to children, families, and communities caused by these policies in the areas of education, health and mental health, public safety and economic opportunity.

It is a plight that affects not just Latinos or immigrants. It’s having an impact on our entire country’s future and long-term vitality.

  • Read and share stories of the real-life consequences here.
  • Read the accompanying blog series here.
  • Read the executive summary here.

New Report Findings and Hill Briefing

State Profiles

Along with the full report, we published series of issue briefs entitled A Generation at Risk: The Threats to States in the Current Immigration Landscape. The briefs examine the composition of American children in mixed status homes in states with the largest Latino populations to understand key education, health, and economic outcomes. 

Read here: California | Texas | Florida | Arizona

UnidosUS Presses Congressional Leaders on the Nation’s Budget

Given the growth of the Latino community and our growing influence in national politics, political parties, candidates for office, and news outlets are courting Latino voters. Our values and priorities extend well beyond election season however, towards a better future for our nation’s children. Our letter to congressional appropriators lays a roadmap to leverage America’s resources and diversity as strengths to overcome today’s challenges, including barriers to universal quality education.

You can read our letter here.



Congressional Testimony: