Increased ICE Enforcement

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Resources and Tools to Share

In Monterey and San Benito Counties, an estimated 35% of children are growing up in “mixed status” families¹ (where one or both parents/primary caregivers are citizens and others are not). Due to recent increases in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity, mixed status families in our community may be at increased risk of separation.

We know, based on research, the fear of losing a parent can negatively impact a child’s ability to grow, learn, and thrive.
Help us ensure that our community is well informed and know their rights!
Please read and share the resources below:

Everyone Has Rights, Regardless of Immigration Status

If You or Someone You Know is Detained by ICE:

How to Help If You’re an Early Childhood Provider (from the Center for Law and Social Policy)

1 Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the pooled 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), drawing on a methodology developed in consultation with James Bachmeier of Temple University and Jennifer Van Hook of The Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute.