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Unaccompanied Children at the Border: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Way Forward, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, April 27, 2021   [open pdf - 561KB]

This is the April 27, 2021 hearing on "Unaccompanied Children at the Border: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Way Forward," held before the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Nanette Diaz Barragan: "The challenge posed by children arriving at our border is not new. Unaccompanied children from Mexico, Central America, and elsewhere have long sought refuge in the United States. This is also not the first time we have seen increased numbers of unaccompanied children at our Southern Border. There were similar increases in 2014 and 2019. [...] Migrant children are undertaking the arduous, dangerous journey because conditions at home are so dire. Many hope to reunite with family living in the United States. [...] The increased number of child migrants is certainly a challenge, but the U.S. Government must provide these children with protections guaranteed to them under law." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Robert Garcia, Jennifer Podkul, and Lora Ries.

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Serial No. 117-8
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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