FAQs: Separated or At-Risk Families

February 23, 2023

This FAQ on separated and at-risk families provides information and links for families traveling with children under 18. 

  • Why are some children separated from their families at the border by U.S. officials?
  • What is a sponsor?
  • Can the adult who was separated from the child be a sponsor, if they are also allowed to enter the United States?
  • I am assisting a family in Mexico who is traveling with an unaccompanied child and plans to request entry to the United States. The adults have taken care of the child for a long time in their country of origin. Will they still be separated?

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