Regional Processing Centers for Unaccompanied and Separated Children

June 16, 2023

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Recommendations for Serving Unaccompanied and Separated Children

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As the United States’ leading organization protecting the rights of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has advocated for expanded access to lawful migration pathways for children and families so that fewer children face a dangerous journey seeking safety or needlessly become separated from their family along the way. The U.S. government’s announcement that new Regional Processing Centers (RPCs) will be created to serve migrants seeking protection is a welcome step forward. Informed by our on-the-ground experience, KIND recommends the following to ensure that Regional Processing Centers, also known as Oficinas de Movilidad Segura, best address the needs of children on the move.

Read more about KIND’s recommendations on Regional Processing Centers for unaccompanied children and families here:

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