Safe Return for Migrant Children

November 21, 2022

A record number of unaccompanied children are seeking protection in the United States. But not all children will qualify for legal protection, and many will be returned to their home countries. The U.S. government must ensure that all unaccompanied children repatriated to their home countries are returned in safe, dignified, and child-sensitive ways. As the agency charged with carrying out these repatriations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must take concrete steps to ensure the safety of children during returns.

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