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Five Groups Contracted to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children


Congressional Bill Would Prioritize Well-Being of Children in Immigration Custody

A bill before Congress would ensure that safer housing and legal protection would be provided for undocumented, unaccompanied minors.

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Capitol View on Kids


During Confirmation Hearing for Top Biden Child Welfare Officials, Senators Voice Their Own Priorities

The confirmation hearing for Biden's top two child welfare officials took place last week, and the topics of discussion at the hearing are likely a strong indicator of what child welfare issues are front and center for various factions of D.C. in 2022.


End the Cycle of Crises for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Children being medically examined at a border facility. Photo courtesy of Vera Institute of Justice
For the past decade, conditions in northern Central America have propelled the migration of vulnerable and often traumatized children to the U.S.

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Biden Drops Trump Policy on Sponsors for Unaccompanied Minors

In a reversal of Trump administration policy, Biden federal immigration officials will no longer collect information from the Department of Health and Human Services that could lead to the deportation of parents or other possible caregivers who step forward to care for children who cross the border unaccompanied seeking asylum.


Unaccompanied Children At Our Border Are Not a Threat; They’re in Danger

Two weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols drew a line in the sand. The U.S. government had issued a directive requiring border agents to deport unaccompanied children, arguing that they could be vectors and contributing to the spread of COVID-19.


After Court Action, Unaccompanied Minors Starting to Leave Risky Group Settings in New York City

Following an emergency federal court action taken last week, New York group home providers caring for unaccompanied Central American minors have begun to move some of those children out of shelters that now constitute a contagion-risky environment in a city that has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. 


    Website Changes Foreshadowed New Trump Limits on Unaccompanied Minors Program

    Changes made to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) website before May 23, 2019, foreshadowed policy changes related to unaccompanied migrant children that were not announced, even to ORR grantees, until May 30, 2019.


    Institutional Care is Wrong for Unaccompanied Minors

    This past Christmas, approximately 9,800 children in the U.S. spent the holiday in large-scale institutions holding more than 100 kids each. These children came from countries including Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — nations with the highest child murder rates in the world — seeking refuge and safety in the United States.



    Top Stories of 2018: A Permanent Scar on American History

    Each day for the next two weeks, we’ll count down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. In each, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage of this issue.