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

WHITE PAPER—Beyond the Border: Family Separation in the Trump Era


Much attention has been focused on the cruel separation of thousands of parents from their children at the border. Rightly so, these outrageous actions by the Trump administration have received widespread attention and condemnation. However, this administration’s damage to millions of American families goes beyond the border.

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 another nearly 6 million U.S. citizen children at risk of separation from their families. And many of these children are Latino.

Our new white paper, 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, but it’s having an impact on our entire country’s future and long-term vitality.