Clearinghouse Resource

Title

A Guide to Children Arriving at the Border: Laws, Policies, and Responses

Authors/Editors

American Immigration Council

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: American Immigrant Council

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

June 2015, 24 pages

Description of Resource

This guide provides information about the tens of thousands of children who have fled their homes in Central America and arrived at our southern border. This Guide seeks to explain the basics. Who are these children and why are they coming? What basic protections does the law afford them? What happens to the children once they are in U.S. custody? What have the U.S. and other governments done in response? What additional responses have advocates and legislators proposed?

Languages

English

Availability

http://immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/guide-children-arriving-border-laws-policies-and-responses