UNICEF USA Statement on Biden Administration Migrant Policy Changes

January 21, 2021


NEW YORK (January 21, 2021) – UNICEF USA applauds the Biden Administration’s day-one immigration-related efforts. The suspension of new enrollments in the Migrant Protection Protocols program, reinforcement of DACA protections, declaration of a deportation moratorium, and other changes will help preserve family unity, prevent traumatic deportation of children and parents, and help ensure children have access to the support they require. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress on legislative and regulatory changes that will protect migrant and refugee children.



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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to pursue a more equitable world for every child. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we are working toward a world that upholds the rights of all children and helps every child thrive. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.


For more information, contact
Erica Vogel, UNICEF USA, evogel@unicefusa.org
Lauren Davitt, UNICEF USA, ldavitt@unicefusa.org