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Learn More About the Law Protecting Unaccompanied Children

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As a response to the humanitarian crisis of children arriving at our Southern border, Congress considered legislation that would strip the protections created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. These changes would allow the United States to return Central American children to their home countries without meaningful screening to determine whether they are victims of trafficking or fear persecution. CLINIC facilitated a briefing on these issues for Senate and Congressional staffers on July 18, 2014. 

 

Later, CLINIC’s Director of Advocacy, Allison Posner, sat down with experts from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- Micheal Hill, Associate Director, Government Relations and Kristyn Peck, Association Director of Children’s Services, Migration and Refugee Services -- to learn more about:

 

 

Click on any of the bullets above to hear an excerpt from the interviews.