Monday, June 23, 2014

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

Muzaffar Chishti and Faye Hipsman write that the phenomenon of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, typically after an arduous and often dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, has reached a crisis proportion, with a 90 percent spike in arrivals from last year and predictions of future increases ahead. While the immediate humanitarian situation has galvanized the attention of the Obama administration, policymakers, and the country at large, it is painfully clear that there are no simple solutions, whether in the short or medium term, to address the complex set of push and pull factors driving the rise in arrivals of unaccompanied alien children (UACs).

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/06/dramatic-surge-in-the-arrival-of-unaccompanied-children-has-deep-roots-and-no-simple-solutions-1.html

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