Blocked from Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

June 3, 2019


Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn about conditions and challenges experienced by unaccompanied children seeking protection and access to United States ports of entry. Following KIND’s initial trip to Tijuana in December 2018, we published The Protection Gauntlet, in which we reported concerns that unaccompanied children in Tijuana were being systematically prevented from accessing the San Ysidro port and therefore protection in the United States. This report provides an update to The Protection Gauntlet and explains the danger and the challenges that unaccompanied children currently face in Tijuana and other parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.


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