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NACC and the ABA Need Your Help to Aid Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors!

NACC and the ABA Need Your Help to Aid Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors!

Some of us have experience representing undocumented immigrant children in immigration court hearings. Most of us do not. But virtually everyone reading this has expertise representing children and/or aiding families needing legal assistance in state court. There’s an urgent need for your pro bono help to assist undocumented immigrant children, and the adults caring for them here in the U.S., in state family court proceedings. We are seeking your assistance in helping unaccompanied immigrant minors and their current U.S. caregivers.The

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[Interview] What’s Really Happening With Unaccompanied Minors: An Update From an Attorney On the Front Lines

[Interview] What’s Really Happening With Unaccompanied Minors: An Update From an Attorney On the Front Lines

This blog has followed the issue of how our agencies and courts are responding to the large numbers of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. in recent months. We’ve heard from Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) on the dire need for counsel, from Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) on collaboration among attorneys, and from the ACLU on right to counsel litigation. We could use an update, and we could learn from an attorney actively working these cases in the

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The Rush to Injustice: Defending Children’s Rights for Unaccompanied Minors

The Rush to Injustice: Defending Children’s Rights for Unaccompanied Minors

refugee: a person who flees or is expelled from a country, esp. because of persecution, and seeks haven in another country. Festinatio justitiae est noverca infortunii. The hurrying of justice is the stepmother of misfortune. Error qui non resistitur approbatur. An error that is not resisted is approved. Black’s Law Dictionary, Eighth Edition. Of all the solutions to the current crisis of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. through our southwestern border, the most popular – supported by the public, members of

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Unaccompanied Children Need and Deserve Our Help

Unaccompanied Children Need and Deserve Our Help

The United States is experiencing a refugee-like crisis. Children from Central America are running for their lives because their countries have become virtual war-zones and their only choice is either run or stay and be killed. From 2004 to 2011, the numbers of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. each year averaged 6,800. In fiscal year 2012, their number jumped to more than 13,000. The following fiscal year, 2013, more than 24,000 children came. In 2014, we’re on track to

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Children Without Borders – Advocating for Unaccompanied Minors

Children Without Borders - Advocating for Unaccompanied Minors

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave (a reasonable response to the terrors of modern life), you’ve likely heard of the significant numbers of children, often unaccompanied, entering the U.S. through our southwestern border. Federal stats count over 47,000 unaccompanied children already apprehended in the current fiscal year. Whether they’re coming to escape violence and poverty in their home countries, or whether they’ve been encouraged to take the journey by rumors of relaxed U.S. immigration enforcement, the recent increase is real

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