ABSTRACT

Frequently Asked Questions for Unaccompanied Alien Children   [open pdf - 616KB]

"Several reasons contribute to the dramatic increase in children crossing alone, including poor economic conditions, violence in their home countries, in addition to the desire to be reunited with their families in the United States. These children are regularly exposed to extreme danger and criminal abuse along the migration journey. However, because children are subject to the risk of violence at home - including the rise in gangs and domestic violence in sending countries - many decide to take the risk. DHS is actively working with foreign partners to educate children and families of the perils of the dangerous journey."

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Date:
2014-07-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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