Unaccompanied children congressional briefing resources

Educators, community partners and legal aid providers hosted a congressional briefing on March 24 to urge members of Congress to immediately address the myriad issues affecting unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States. Recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security enforcement raids targeting immigrants from Central America have had a chilling effect on immigrant families, jeopardizing the safety and well-being of children and threatening the security and safety of entire communities. Widespread fear has kept children away from schools. Since 2014, more than 100,000 unaccompanied children have sought refuge in the United States, and more than half do not have legal representation in court. Now more than ever, we need to unite and work with community partners to put the safety and well-being of children first. The following is a list of resources and materials provided at the briefing and that support this issue.

AFT materials

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