Unaccompanied Alien Children U.S. Law & Policy Backgrounder: Protecting The Best Interests Of All Children
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Baltimore, MD: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
June 2014, 2 pages
This backgrounder provides information on who are unaccompanied children (UACs), why the sudden increase in children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, a look at the United States legacy in protecting vulnerable children, and UAC data and care and custody information.