Our immigration system is failing children and families

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Newsweek op-ed Make the CTC expansion permanent

Newsweek op-ed: Make the CTC expansion permanent

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson’s co-authored Newsweek op-ed on the government’s obligation to permanently expand the Child Tax Credit.

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Resources and FAQs: Child Tax Credit

What you need to know about the CTC expansion and what it means for your family.

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Resources and FAQs Child Tax Credit

CDF-TX Beat the Odds Celebration

Join us virtually, Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12pm CT to get to know our five resilient honorees from Texas.

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The State of Americas Children® 2021

Report: The State of America’s Children® 2021

Our recent report and factsheets provide an overview of how children are faring to improve policies to ensure no child is left behind.

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—Dr. Lakia M. Scott, Executive Director, Indian Spring Middle School, CDF Freedom Schools site, Waco, TX

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