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Unaccompanied Minors Research

Children as Bait: Impacts of the ORR-DHS Information-Sharing Agreement

By | Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Children as Bait: Impacts of the ORR-DHS Information-Sharing Agreement

Women’s Refugee Commission, National Immigrant Justice Center, Washington College of Law (March 26, 2019)

This report reviews the potential impacts of the new Memorandum of Agreement between the HHS and DHS to share information about unaccompanied children in government custody and their prospective sponsors. The report evaluates findings from a survey of individuals involved in the sponsorship application and vetting processes—including attorneys, biometrics technicians and fingerprint specialists, and child advocates—in order to better understand and document the full range of implications of this new MOA.

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Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care

By | Family Separation, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (January 2019)

In response to the potential impact of the “zero-tolerance policy” on vulnerable children and ORR operations, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this review to determine the number and status of separated children who have entered ORR care. OIG examines challenges that ORR-funded facilities have faced in reunifying separated children.

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Running to stand still: Trauma symptoms, coping strategies, and substance use behaviors in unaccompanied migrant youth

By | Child Well-Being, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Running to stand still: Trauma symptoms, coping strategies, and substance use behaviors in unaccompanied migrant youth

Jodi Berger Cardoso, Children and Youth Services Review (April 9, 2018)

The current study explores: (a) the frequency of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use, (b) trauma exposure at pre-migration, migration, and post-migration, and (c) how youth may cope with these adversities among unaccompanied migrant youth, with special attention to their implications for health and well-being.

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Undocumented Immigrants and Their Experience with Illegality

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research | No Comments

Undocumented Immigrants and Their Experience with Illegality

Various Authors, The Russell Sage Foundation (July 2017)

The Russell Sage Foundation published this journal issue, with various articles that examine policy changes and how they have affected the welfare of undocumented immigrants, their families, and their communities.

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Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

By | Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Research Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research | No Comments

Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

KIND (June 7, 2017)

Before and during migration, many unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. have endured violence. This study examines their experiences.

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Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

William Kandel, Congressional Research Service (January 2017)

This report provides background and scope on the situation of unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. as well as the current related policy landscape and practice in various government agencies to address this population.

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Crisis on the Border: Specialized Capacity Building in Nonprofit Immigration Organizations

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research | No Comments

Crisis on the Border: Specialized Capacity Building in Nonprofit Immigration Organizations

Dyana P. Mason and Emily Fiocco, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (June 27, 2016)

This study examines two organizations serving unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.–Mexico Border as well as the policy context for capacity investments and capacity building in the government and nonprofit arenas.

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Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Detention, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, Safety, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

 Marc R. Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute (April 2015)

This report explores the patterns of Central American migration from 2011 to 2014, analyzes the related policy challenges, and provides recommendations of appropriate U.S. and regional policy responses.

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Examining the UAC-DACA Link: New Data Show Child Migrant Crisis Began Before DACA

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Examining the UAC-DACA Link: New Data Show Child Migrant Crisis Began Before DACA

Dave Bier, Niskanen Center (February 9, 2015)

This study analyzes newly available data, showing that the massive increase in unaccompanied alien children (UACs) began before DACA was even announced in June 2012.

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What Kind of Welcome? Integration of Central American Unaccompanied Children into Local Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Research, Resources, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

What Kind of Welcome? Integration of Central American Unaccompanied Children into Local Communities

Elżbieta M. Goździak, Director of Research, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University (February 2015)

A report on the history and current reality of child migration as well as implications for working with these populations and for future research.

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