Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, and Responses

Authors/Editors

Stinchcomb, Dennis
Hershberg, Eric

Publisher(s)

Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

November 2014, 44 pages

Description of Resource

This paper offers a comprehensive orientation to the recent surge in migration to the United States by unaccompanied children and families from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. To inform advocates and others working on behalf of these new arrivals, this report seeks to: 1) Set the unprecedented expansion in the number of youth and family border crossings in the context of long-term migration trends from the region; 2) Present a detailed account of the country conditions (“push factors”) driving the exodus of Central American minors and families; and 3) Consider new arrivals’ prospects for remaining in the U.S. in light of available forms of deportation relief as well as current policy and advocacy responses. (Description from source)

 

Languages

English

Availability

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2524001