Category

Unaccompanied Minors

Widespread infringement of the civil rights and civil liberties of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children held in the custody of CBP

By | Child Maltreatment, Detention, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

Widespread infringement of the civil rights and civil liberties of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children held in the custody of CBP

Kids in Need of Defense (April 7, 2022)

This complaint filed by KIND details civil rights and civil liberties infringements experienced by unaccompanied noncitizen children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) in 2021.

Child Maltreatment & Child Migration: Abuse Disclosures by Central American and Mexican Unaccompanied Migrant Children

By | Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Research, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Child Maltreatment & Child Migration: Abuse Disclosures by Central American and Mexican Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Susan Schmidt, Journal on Migration and Human Security (February 23, 2022)

This article analyzes data from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) to examine child maltreatment experienced by unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America and provides policy recommendations.

Four Years of Profound Change: Immigration Policy during the Trump Presidency

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

Four Years of Profound Change: Immigration Policy during the Trump Presidency

Jessica Bolter, Emma Isreal and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute (February 2022)

This report provides a summary of immigration policies implemented during the Trump administration that significantly changed the U.S. immigration system.

Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

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

Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

Mark Greenberg, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin, Celia Reynolds and Essay Workie, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This report examines the relaunch and essential parts of the Central American Minors Program, including expanded eligibility, and provides recommendations for the current version.

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The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

Kids in Need of Defense (January 11, 2022)

This report provides a summary of Biden’s policies on unaccompanied children in his first year in office and provides recommendations to further address problems within the migration system.

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KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (November 4, 2021)

This policy brief discusses the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act being introduced to the Senate. This Act would help provide fundamental fairness and due process to children at risk of deportation.

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

Pavan Madan, The Psychiatric Times (October 12, 2021)

This report explains the effects that immigration has on adolescents and children, including the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on this population and the factors that reduce negative outcomes.

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How to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Youth Students in U.S. Schools

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

How to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Youth Students in U.S. Schools

Kids in Need of Defense-KIND (June 29, 2021)

This fact sheet provides information on unaccompanied immigrant children and how school districts can provide support to these children within their school and community.

Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

Kids in Need of Defense -KIND (September 2, 2021)

This policy brief looks at current experience with unaccompanied and separated children to provide recommendations to help protect children arriving from Afghanistan.