Expulsions at the U.S.-MX Border: Sending Children Back to Danger

July 13, 2020

Expulsions at the U.S.-MX Border

Sending Children Back to Danger

Since March, thousands of unaccompanied children, and tens of thousands more asylum seekers, have been expelled from the border, denying them any opportunity to seek protection in the United States. These expulsions violate international and U.S federal laws, create due process violations, and run contrary to child welfare principles and best interests standards. For unaccompanied children, the expulsions are a blatant disregard of the special legal protections guaranteed to them under a bipartisan law to protect trafficking victims and are putting children in grave danger.

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