(Op-Ed) Understanding and addressing the unaccompanied minor immigration issue
Ernesto F. L. Amaral and
Daniel M. Gerstein
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Ernesto F. L. Amaral: Texas A&M University
No 3tczb, OSF Preprints from Center for Open Science
After declining sharply in 2015, the number of unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended at the U.S. southwest border appears to be on the rise again, a development that has the potential to reignite debate over what the United States should do about the plight of these young and vulnerable illegal immigrants. To properly consider this complex issue, it is essential to understand the changes that have occurred over time in the immigration landscape. A good place to start is a close examination of data gleaned from interviews with unaccompanied immigrant children conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. Gathering and analyzing other data also could help policymakers develop initiatives to make it easier for young immigrants to integrate into American society.
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