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Publication Tag: Unaccompanied Minors
  • Houston Children’s Advocates Call for Immediate Suspension of Remote Video Hearings for Immigrant Children

    Tahirih Houston, Catholic Charities, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), YMCA Houston, and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights call for the immediate suspension of plans to subject unaccompanied immigrant children to remote video hearings.

  • Tahirih Comments on Flores Regulation

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted these comments to the Department of Homeland Security in response to the proposed rule relating to the apprehension, processing, care and custody of alien minors and unaccompanied alien children, which will allow the indefinite detention of immigration children. We advocate instead for policies and practices consistent with the Flores Settlement Agreement’s mandate to minimize detention for children, and maximize their health and safety when detention is deemed necessary.

  • Brief Analysis of Proposed DHS/HHS Rule on Detention of Children

    This brief analysis summarizes the main points of a proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) which would impact children seeking admission to the U.S. alone or with a parent, and would give DHS the authority to incarcerate children for longer periods of time.

  • Righting the Wrong: Why Detention of Asylum-Seeking Mothers and Children Must End Now

    It is time for the U.S. government to reconsider its response to refugee women and children fleeing violence, and put an end to the shameful practice of family detention — once and for all. Read our position paper, which outlines three key recommendations for the United States to right the wrong of family detention.