What is Happening to Children from Mexico & Central America

July 1, 2020

Conditions Children Face

At the U.S.-MX Border and in Central America

U.S. law has special protections to keep children traveling alone safe, and to protect them from human trafficking and return to danger. Since March 20th, the U.S. has been using COVID-19 as a pretext to ignore its obligations to children and this law entirely, in order to quickly send them back to the circumstances they fled. This graphic shows how U.S. policies are harming unaccompanied children arriving at our border seeking protection.

For more information on these policies, click here for the policy brief “Sending Children Back to Danger“.

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