Fact Sheets

Protecting Refugee Children from Central America

Child Rights
Children of Immigrants

Protecting Refugee Children from Central America_Page_1Since early 2012, the number of children fleeing the Northern Triangle of Central America to seek refuge in the United States and other surrounding countries has reached unprecedented highs. This brief provides an overview of who these children are, the reasons for their mass migration, the current process youth undergo once they arrive in the United States, and recent efforts by the federal government to address the crisis. The document concludes with recommendations for the government agencies responsible for ensuring the safety and overall well-being of these vulnerable children.

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