Clearinghouse Resource


Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention


Rosenblum, Marc R.


Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

April 2015, 38 pages

Description of Resource

This report explains the shifting patterns of Central American migration between 2011 and 2014, analyzes the root of the policy challenges posed by these flows, and outlines U.S. and regional policy responses to address the crisis. It also makes recommendations on policies that advance both critical protection and enforcement goals in situations of complex, mixed flows, and provides additional policies that the United States, Mexico, and the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras might adopt to better manage child and family migration pressures today and in the future. A supplemental webinar, “Child and Family Migration to the United States: Continuing Flows and Evolving Responses”, is also available (Description from source).