Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Unfolding Tragedy Requires Congressional Attention

"We are witnessing the slow unfolding of a tragedy on our southern border
today. Annually, thousands of immigrant children from Central America
and Mexico continue to turn up in search of parents, family, and an
escape from violence. In spite of a significant drop in adult migration
in recent years, child migration continues to increase. While the media
reports that there is a sudden “surge” of these unaccompanied children,
the truth is that there is a steady increase which strains current
resources to house and care for them. Policy makers in Washington have a
responsibility to look for causes, and more importantly, to find
solutions that will prevent child migration. I think the answer lies in
the one place it has not yet been sought: in the patchwork of failed
U.S. immigration policies." –