Monday, April 18, 2011

Policy Solutions to Support Immigrant Children

According to the latest issue of The Future of Children, a joint project of Princeton University and the Brookings Institution, immigrant children are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population today. However, many immigrant children are experiencing serious problems including inadequate education, poor physical and mental health, and poverty.

Wednesday, April 20, The Future of Children, will host an event at the Brookings Institution to release the latest issue of its journal. The issue is devoted entirely to several aspects of the status and well-being of immigrant children. An accompanying policy brief reviews the problem of low educational attainment among immigrant children and proposes a set of policy recommendations that could improve their attainment, including expanding preschool programs, improved English Language Learner instruction, and congressional passage of the DREAM Act to allow undocumented students to attend college.

The journal, Immigrant Children, is available on the Future of Children website.

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