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Children in Danger: A Guide to the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border


American Immigration Council


Washington, DC: American Immigration Council

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

July 2014, 20 pages

Description of Resource

This guide was prepared to provide policymakers, the media, and the public with basic information surrounding the current humanitarian challenge the U.S. is facing as thousands of young migrants show up at our southern border. This guide seeks to explain the basics. Who are the unaccompanied children and why are they coming? What basic protections are they entitled to by law? What happens to unaccompanied children once they are in U.S. custody? What has the government done so far? What additional responses have been proposed to address this issue? The children's reasons for coming to the United States, their care, our obligations to them as a nation, and the implications for foreign and domestic policies are critical pieces we must understand as we move toward solutions. (Description from source)