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CHRCL Wins Nationwide Preliminary Injunction in Class Action for Unaccompanied Minors in ORR Custody
Posted on 2 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CHRCL, Sept. 1, 2022 "The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is pleased to announce that a Preliminary Injunction has been issued in a class action lawsuit expanding the rights of unaccompanied minors detained by the Office of Refugee... Read More

HHS, DHS Ink New Memo re Unaccompanied Minors
Posted on 12 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 12, 2021 "Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of a 2018 agreement that undermined the interests of children and had a chilling effect... Read More

MPI Webinar Today, 3PM ET - Beyond the Surge: Unaccompanied Child Migrants in U.S. Communities, Immigration Court, and Schools
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Oct. 15, 2015 - "Despite creation of a priority docket for dealing with the surge in arrivals of unaccompanied children from Central America, the U.S. immigration court system has yet to take up most of their cases. And even in cases where immigration... Read More

After the Earthquake -- Haitian Children in the United States
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Susana Barciela, Deborah Lee, Michelle Abarca and Cheryl Little, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center recently released a report titled After the Earthquake: Haitian Children Seeking Safety in the United States... Read More

Attorneys Concerned About Legal Access For Migrant Kids
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"So far the federal government has not allowed volunteer attorneys to visit the Nogales, Ariz. facility housing about 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Now, attorneys say upcoming changes could make it even harder for these children to get legal... Read More

MPI Webinar June 25, 2014: Unaccompanied Minors - A Crisis with Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Unaccompanied Minors: A Crisis with Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:30 A.M. EDT; 8:30 A.M. CDT; 7:30 A.M. MDT; 6:30 A.M. PDT Speakers: Kathleen Newland, Director of Migrants, Migration, and Development Program... Read More

DHS Report: Violence, Poverty Driving Central American Kids to USA
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We analyzed these locations to determine the factors pushing child migration to the US Southwest Border. We assess these reasons vary regionally. For example, many Guatemalan children come from rural areas, indicating they are probably seeking economic... Read More

Federal Partnership to Provide Lawyers for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Posted on 7 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers AmeriCorps, and the Department of Justice today announced "justice AmeriCorps," a strategic partnership to increase national service opportunities while enhancing... Read More

NYC Sets Up a Help Desk for Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services. Three workers from the departments of Education and Health were sitting at a desk in the hallway of Immigration... Read More

Grandpa was 'Unaccompanied Minor' to U.S. - in 1907
Posted on 9 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There are no easy answers to the problem of thousands of desperate children, many unaccompanied minors, fleeing chaos, violence and governmental collapse in Central America. Yet seeing some of my fellow Americans jeering busloads of frightened children... Read More

Documentary: Children In No Man's Land
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CHILDREN IN NO MAN’S LAND is a documentary that uncovers the current plight of the 100,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States every year." - Children In No Man's Land - A Film by Anayansi Prado . Read More

Child Migrants: 5 Key Facts on Rights and Costs
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year, an increasing number of children and teens are making a harrowing journey across borders into the U.S; and every year, an increasing number do so alone. These children present major problems for enforcement authorities, politicians,... Read More

Violence in Central America Pushes Unaccompanied Kids Into USA
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Violence in three Central American countries is the primary reason behind a dramatic upsurge in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border into the United States, and until conditions in these countries change substantially... Read More

U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone
Posted on 18 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young [unauthorized*] migrants traveling by themselves, the Department of Homeland Security declared a crisis this week and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an... Read More