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Lessons and Concerns: The Differences Between the Response to Unaccompanied Child Migrants in 2014 and 2015

During the summer of 2014, the United States saw an unprecedented number of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico border without their parents. U.S Customs and Border Protection reports a 48 percent decrease in Southwest Border apprehensions of unaccompanied child migrants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 compared to from FY 2014. While this is a […]

Protections for Abused, Abandoned, and Neglected Children Are At Risk, Again

Juan journeyed to the United States from his native El Salvador at the age of 13 after experiencing years of familial neglect and threats from armed gang members.  When Juan was an infant, his father abandoned him and his mother, claiming that Juan was not his son and refusing to have any further contact with […]

Weakening Legal Protections for Unaccompanied Minors Is Not the Answer

Imagine you are a child from Honduras.  Your hometown is the murder capital of the world, and after numerous run-ins with vicious gangs who attempt to compel membership through death threats, you make the unbearable decision to travel 1,500 miles alone to safety in the United States.  You travel for weeks, risking your life riding […]