Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters, Hearing Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, Special Hearing July 10, 2014-- Washington, DC   [open pdf - 855KB]

This is the July 10, 2014 hearing on "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Barbara A. Mikulski: "So for today, the purpose of today's hearing is to examine the President's emergency request for the funding of $3.7 billion to address the crisis of children from Central America crossing our southwestern border by the thousands. Their situation is extremely dire. The United States of America has an obligation to deal with this emergency. These children are seeking refuge. They are seeking refuge from organized crime, despicable gangs, vile human traffickers who are exploiting and profiting from human misery and desperation, primarily in three countries-Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. They are willing to risk their lives in order to get away from the terrible violence. The President's emergency request totals $3.7 billion for caring for the humanitarian needs of the children; detention and enforcement at the border; identifying their legal status under our rule of law; and robust deterrence in the children's home country by going after and prosecuting the organized crime syndicates, the smugglers, the coyotes, and the traffickers." "Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara A. Mikulski, Richard C. Shelby, Daniel Coats, John Boozman, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Jeh Johnson, Thomas A. Shannon, Juan P. Osuna, Patrick J. Leahy, Mary L. Landrieu, Mark Pryor, Jerry Moran, Mark Begich, Christopher A. Coons, Susan M. Collins, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Border Security and Enforcement, Detention and Custody, Screening, Ensuring Meaningful Access to Asylum, Humanitarian Relief and Due Process, Church World Service, U.S. Must Ensure Protection of Unaccompanied Children and Adequate Funding for Refugee Resettlement, Episcopal Church, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus, First Focus Campaign for Children, HIAS, Jewish Statement on Unaccompanied Children at the United States-Mexico Border, Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, Kids in Need of Defense, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Immigrant Justice Center (Heartland Alliance), Forced Migration: Unaccompanied Children Flee Increasing Violence and Danger in Central America, Fair and Efficient Hearings: the Importance of Legal Counsel for Unaccompanied Children, Emergency Supplemental Request: Misguided Allocations for Enforcement and Deterrence, Retaining Critical Due Process Protections for Children in Times of Crisis: The Importance of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), Record of Refugee Council USA, Tahirih Justice Center, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, USCRI Data on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, USCRI's Six Policy Solutions, and Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

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S. Hrg. 113-854; Senate Hearing 113-854
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