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US: ABA opposes legislation that could endanger unaccompanied immigrant children (Opinion)
ABA Journal – September 01, 2017
The ABA is opposing federal legislation that it maintains would strip critical legal and other protections from unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S. border and undermine the fairness and integrity of the nation’s immigration system. Contrary to the bill’s title, the Protection of Children Act of 2017 would “eviscerate” the current protections that “recognize the particular vulnerability and needs of these children,” Thomas M. Susman, the ABA Governmental Affairs Office director, wrote to the House Judiciary Committee in June.
Information Gateway resource: Working With Youth who are Immigrants and Refugees: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/immigration/youth/