The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

January 11, 2022

The First Year

Biden Administration's Policies on Unaccompanied Children

President Biden came into office in January 2021 with a sweeping agenda to reform the U.S. immigration system to ensure that it is “fair, safe, and orderly” and more humane. His Administration promised to address the chaos and confusion at the U.S.-Mexico border created by the previous Administration and end the cruel policies that further endangered the lives of those seeking safety. The Biden Administration inherited a system in which the safeguards afforded unaccompanied children were weakened or dismantled entirely and the painful legacy of family separation remained unaddressed.


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