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USCIS Responds to CISOMB on UAC Asylum Process

R esponses to Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Recommendations , "Ensuring a Fair and Effective Asylum Process for Unaccompanied Children" - USCIS, Apr. 11, 2013 .

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

"The phenomenon of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, typically after an arduous and often dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, has reached a crisis proportion, with a 90 percent spike in arrivals from last year and predictions of future increases ahead....

UTEP Study on UACs

National Center for Border Security and Immigration, The University of Texas at El Paso Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Project, March 20, 2014 .

Flowchart and List of Resources from ILRC on UACs

Confused about what happens when kids and moms from Central America cross the border? The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has a helpful flowchart and list of resources .

Advance Copy of ORR Notice Providing $9M for Direct Legal Representation of UACs

Susan Carroll at the Houston Chronicle reports that this Notice [emphasis added] will appear soon in the Federal Register: 4184-45-P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families CFDA Number: 93.676 Announcement of the Award of Two Single-Source Program...

Advance Copy of ORR Announcement: Money for Direct Legal Representation for UACs

"The Unaccompanied Alien Children’s program ensures the appropriate placement of all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) UAC referrals within specified timeframes and requires that a range of custodial/residential shelter care and services are provided to the minor detainees and, in certain...

ORR Grant Announcement: Legal Services to Refugees Under the Unaccompanied Alien Children’s Program

"HHS is proposing a $9 million direct legal representation project that will provide representation to 2,600 unaccompanied children throughout their immigration proceedings. In order to implement this Departmental priority, ORR is awarding supplemental funds totaling $4,261,268 in FY 2014 to provide...

UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN: Actions Needed to Ensure Children Receive Required Care in DHS Custody - GAO

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued policies and procedures to evaluate, or screen, unaccompanied alien children (UAC)—those under 18 years old with no lawful immigration status and no parent or legal guardian...