The Applied Research Center offers groundbreaking national research on the perilous intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, which is resulting in the separation of thousands of families across the U.S. -- in many cases, permanent separation.
Who is an American? Race Forward believes that the the answer should not be an “accident of birth” but a reflection reality. Millions of immigrants make this country their home, contribute to it's wellbeing— it's political, social and civic fabric. However, our policies work to criminalize and demonize immigrant communities, separate families and exploit labor. To build a United States that values all Americans, we need immigration laws that protect people rather than attack them.