Oversight of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Unaccompanied Children Program

April 17, 2023

Recent media articles and investigations have documented devastating and widespread labor exploitation of unaccompanied migrant children throughout many U.S. companies and industries. Many children have worked long hours or overnight shifts in factories producing goods or cleaning dangerous industrial equipment. Harmful conditions have led to chronic illness, the loss of limbs, and other severe injuries. These reports have garnered critical attention to the need for a coordinated, whole-of-government effort to eradicate such exploitation, protect unaccompanied children’s safety, and empower these children to thrive in communities across the nation. KIND has released its statement for the record ahead of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs, providing recommendations for ORR to help ensure these children’s safety and well-being.

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