Justice as Responsibility to Child Migrants (Chapter 10 in Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives).
Rajendra, Tisha M.
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This chapter uses Guatemala and El Salvador as case studies to focus on the responsibilities of U.S. citizens toward unaccompanied migrant children and youth seeking asylum from gang violence in their countries of origin. The chapter outlines the concept of justice as responsibility for relationships, narrates the history of the origins of gang violence in these two counties that highlights the impact of foreign and immigration polices of the United States, and reflects on how these historical injustices impact present-day relationships and thus responsibilities. 16 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; childrens rights; ethics; policy formation; Guatemala; historical perspective; political factors; GUATEMALA