Following the end of Title 42 and the implementation of the Biden Administration’s new asylum ban in May, children remain vulnerable to harm at the U.S.-Mexico border. While unaccompanied children are largely exempt from the new border regulations, dangerous waiting conditions in Mexico and confusion regarding the Administration’s new policies can contribute to their vulnerability. These circumstances can also lead to children becoming separated from their families at the border, rendering them unaccompanied. The Biden Administration can and must act now to ensure the humane reception, protection, and care of children alone at the border.
KIND outlined six ways the Biden Administration can protect children alone at the U.S.-Mexico border.