Toward a Moral Response to Unaccompanied Minors in the US Context (Chapter 9 in Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives).
Heyer, Kristin E.
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This chapter argues the United States must acknowledge its own responsibility for the immigrant crisis and that the recent increase of privatized shelters and detention centers turn immigration enforcement into a growth industry and blurs the lines between immigration policies and incarceration. Catholic migration ethics are then discussed, including the concepts of social sin, solidarity with the poor, the common good, and conscientization as a path toward conversion. 48 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; childrens rights; ethics; Roman Catholic Church; religion; policy formation