A Guide to Children Arriving at the Border: Laws, Policies, and Responses
American Immigration Council
Washington, DC: American Immigrant Council
June 2015, 24 pages
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?