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Unaccompanied Children Migrating to the United States: Resources for Philanthropy

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GCIR and Hispanics in Philanthropy have joined forces to provide philanthropy with the information and resources needed to respond effectively to the thousands of immigrant children who have come to the United States to escape violence in Central America and Mexico. For additional updates, subscribe to our mailings and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Definition of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

As defined in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, an unaccompanied alien child is a child who (A) has no lawful immigration status in the United States; (B) has not attained 18 years of age; and (C) with respect to whom—(i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United States; or (ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody.1

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Reports

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Root Causes

Immigration System, Legal Process

Integration

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Factsheets, Memos, Q&As

Statistical Analyses

Communications Resources

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Government

Federal Press Releases

Federal Policies

Federal and Local Government Resource Pages

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Other Organizations' Resource Pages

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Organizations

Inclusion in this section does not indicate endorsement, nor is it a comprehensive list of the involved organizations.

    Lists of local service groups

    National and international groups


    [1] Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 07-01: Guidelines for Immigration Court Cases Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children, by David L. Neal, Executive Office for Immigration Review, May 22, 2007. http://www.justice.gov/eoir/efoia/ocij/oppm07/07-01.pdf

    Posted June 18, 2014 • Revised February 12, 2015