Central American children in peril — inside the U.S.

I wrote about the placement of unaccompanied minors with traffickers and in abusive situations on Al Jazeera on January 30 — Central American children face new peril in U.S. This article summarizes findings of a bipartisan Senate investigation. If you’d like to read the original sources, here they are:

 

 

Data on placement of unaccompanied children with sponsors, by year and state, from Office of Refugee Resettlement

The following pages link to internal Office of Refugee Resettlement guidelines:

AP INVESTIGATION: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children  AP reported the story a few days before the Senate hearing, but the Senate report has all the information contained in the AP story and more.

OTHER ARTICLES CONSULTED:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/unaccompanied-immigrant-minors-vulnerable-to-abuse-senate-in#.hayAj11xb

http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/12/21/unaccompanied-children-2015/

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-children-deported-20150306-story.html

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2016/01/trends-in-unaccompanied-child-and-family-migration-from-central-america.html

http://tucson.com/news/tucson-sees-new-spike-in-central-american-families/article_33303fce-bfc0-516f-86a4-f495217b1b34.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2016/01/14/judge-lawsuit-saying-central-american-migrants-are-held-in-filthy-inhumane-conditions-can-go-forward/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/01/14/deportations-quietly-continue/pOGBkBePiAQFwZ4G3AeTlI/story.html

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-to-expand-refugee-program-for-central-americans-fleeing-violence/ar-CCvwxk?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UP97DHP

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/el-salvador-peace-corps-deportation-raids_us_56951d56e4b09dbb4bac94ab

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2016/01/14/peace-corps-suspends-el-salvador-program-as-violence-surges/

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/too-vulnerable/Content?oid=6019981

http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/faf/update-el-salvador/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/13/mexico-central-american-migrants-journey-crackdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/12/16/unaccompanied-children-crossing-southern-border-in-greater-numbers-again-raising-fears-of-new-migrant-crisis/

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-children-deported-20150306-story.html

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2015/09/due-process

http://equity.lsnc.net/a-matter-of-life-and-death-asylum-seekers%E2%80%99-lack-of-access-to-competent-legal-representation/

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/10/05/445985671/never-leave-your-house-survival-strategies-for-el-salvador-s-15girls

http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status#What is TPS?

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-07/html/2015-00031.htm – TPS – El Salvador

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-16/html/2014-24559.htm – TPS – Honduras

 

 

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About Mary Turck

News Day, written by Mary Turck, analyzes, summarizes, links to, and comments on reports from news media around the world, with particular attention to immigration, education, and journalism. Fragments, also written by Mary Turck, has fiction, poetry and some creative non-fiction. Mary Turck edited TC Daily Planet, www.tcdailyplanet.net, from 2007-2014, and edited the award-winning Connection to the Americas and AMERICAS.ORG, in its pre-2008 version. She is also a recovering attorney and the author of many books for young people (and a few for adults), mostly focusing on historical and social issues.
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