Legal Representation, Education, and Advocacy Fund for Unaccompanied Children
Each month, more than 15,000 children are held in government custody for over 30 days on average. Most have fled unspeakable violence, natural disaster, and poverty — all worsened by the pandemic — but theirs is a profound hope for a better future.
The U.S. places them in shelters and emergency facilities that are very much like detention centers. They are given no right to due process, even as they begin adversarial legal proceedings that take an average of 3 to 5 years.
At RAICES, we stand alongside them in court and in life with trauma-informed care that honors their humanity. Until the government steps up to welcome migrant children with dignity and set them up for success, it is up to us to protect their rights and demonstrate how such a system can and should work.
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