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Chapter 6: Influx of Central American Unaccompanied Children

By USCRI April 5, 2023

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and The Children’s Village present chapter six of Where We Stand: A 20-Year Retrospective of the Unaccompanied Children’s Program in the United States.

The retrospective reviews the Unaccompanied Children‘s Program from the passage of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002 until today. It assesses 20 years of legislation, policies, litigation, and, most importantly, the U.S. federal government’s care of unaccompanied migrating children, with a view toward the next steps and improvements for the years ahead. The sixth chapter looks at the influx of Central American children that started in 2012 and reached a crisis point in 2014.

Click here to read chapter six.

Previous chapters:

Chapter 1: The Transfer, a 20-Year Retrospective of the Unaccompanied Children’s Program in the U.S.

Chapter 2: The Flores Saga, a 20-Year Retrospective of the Unaccompanied Children’s Program in the U.S.

Chapter 3: Protections for Unaccompanied Children in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA)

Chapter 4 Part 1: Home Studies and Post–Release Services for Unaccompanied Children

Chapter 4 Part 2: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Chapter 5: Haiti Earthquake

 

 


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