Legal Protections for Unaccompanied Minors in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008The recent influx of unaccompanied children coming into the United States has increased scrutiny on laws that address the processing and legal rights of this population. This fact sheet highlights the current laws and policies under the Trafficking and Victims Protection Act of 2008 (TVPRA) that govern the rights of unaccompanied children, the importance of preserving those legal provisions, and recommendations to strengthen protections for child migrants.