Betraying Children's Rights: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in the United States (Chapter 5 in Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives).
Walts, Katherine Kaufka.
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This chapter provides an overview of the systems that unaccompanied migrant children navigate when they are apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. With a focus on children’s human rights, U.S. immigration law, and the impact of the child’s best interests standard, the chapter describes the multiple barriers young people face when traversing complex and continuously changing legal systems alone. 34 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; law enforcement; separation; childrens rights; ethics; child welfare services; refugees