The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released this review of research on the ways current immigration policy and rhetoric affect children both in the short- and long-term. The research highlights increased fear and anxiety, which leads to reduction in benefits due to distrust of government entities and social isolation. Toxic stress affects children’s mental and physical health and can alter their brain development. The Administration has taken several actions to restrict access to government benefits that support children’s nutrition and health. These actions have long-term effects.