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Unaccompanied Children

House Republicans Vote To Block Military From Using Bases To Temporarily Shelter Immigrant Kids

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home

Two years ago, when the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border reached crisis levels and overwhelmed existing housing options, the g...

An Unprecedented Number Of Unaccompanied Children Are Seeking Asylum In Europe

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home

One tragic consequence of war is that some children have to flee their homes -- often without their parents -- in search of peace and safety. Europe h...

Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against government lawyer...

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Border agents saw a spike in August in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the southern border, but number...

Unaccompanied Children from Central America, One Year Later

Pew's Stateline | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 3)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home
Yunuen Rodriguez

Overall, using the term "human" has been disingenuous all along because our government's role in addressing this child influx are false gestures that only attempt to "help" while leaving structural inequalities intact.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 2)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.19.2014 | Home
Yunuen Rodriguez

Our government isn't really invested in the well being of these children since our policies have played a great role in making them live as adults and placing them in harm's way all their lives.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 1)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
Yunuen Rodriguez

Why such different regard from the government between these children and their parents when poverty, just like wealth, knows no age, but is rather inherited?

Sending My Son to Central America: A Mom's Reflections on Unaccompanied Children

Cheryl Doss | Posted 10.21.2014 | Home
Cheryl Doss

No parent sends a child across the world without a tightening of the chest, an ache in the heart, and prayers that they will be safe. A compassionate policy will not halt this flow of children, but it would recognize the dreams that all parents have for their children's safety and survival.

Michael McAuliff

Reid Blames 'Crazy Ideas' By GOP For Stalled Border Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans in the House for stalling efforts of Congress to deal with the crisis of c...

Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children: Responding With Compassion

Bethany Anderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
Bethany Anderson

I hope that our country can answer suffering with compassion. I hope we can find solutions to our broken immigration system that work for all of us, immigrant and non-immigrant alike. I hope we can remember that behind all the talk about policy and border security, there are faces with names.

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Cristina Costantini

Military Base As Shelter For Immigrant Children | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Air Force turned a San Antonio Air Force base into temporary shelter for 100 undocument...