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Southwest Border Migration and Statistics FY 2018
Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the US: Factsheet from UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Office of Refugee Resettlement: Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State
Where are the children going - Office of Refugee Resettlement
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By County
Where are the Refugee Children now? At least 30,000 children have been resettled with family,
scattered across the United States. Among the states with the most refugee children include
Texas, California and New York. Florida,, Virginia and New Jersey are not too far behind.
Family detention in Karnes, 2014 – 2015: an incomplete chronology in primary documents
End Family Detention Network: A comprehensive resource
Unaccompanied Children In Schools: What you need to know.
What teachers need to know about undocumented students.
Refugee Processing Center and Affiliate Directory
Teaching For Change
Excellent web resource that advocates for including the issues that face
Central Americans on the curriculum of public schools in the United States.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Resource guide for advocates working with Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (“UAC”)
and includes general resources for working with and representing the UAC population,
immigration options for UACS, laws affecting UACs, overview of the immigration detention
and deportation process for immigrant children, and legal know your rights for children.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity
and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of
Catholic and community legal immigration programs.
Flow chart/map of the Deportation System for Minors
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
KIND was founded by Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corporation to create a pro bono movement of law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, universities and volunteers to provide quality and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States
Texas IAF Leaders & Clergy Organizations
About Unaccompanied Children Services (hhs.gov)
Where are the Children going? (NYTimes Detailed Infographic)
Department of Education FACT SHEET:
Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United State
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
List of resources for working with unaccompanied and immigrant minors.
They Are Children
Men, women, and children are joining their voices together to stand up for the brave refugee
children who fled violence and hardship in Central America, seeking a chance to grow up in the
United States and live happy, healthy lives.
International Rescue Committee
Books for Refugee and Immigrant Children
Looking for resources to help young children better understand the refugee or immigrant experience? Consider sharing these titles:
Archived Resources and Past Workshops
Webinar: Addressing the Needs of Serving Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
Thursday, January 22, 2015 (12-1:30 pm PT)
Presenters: Marta Casas, LMHC, Child Witness to Violence Project; Meagan Mooney, PhD, DePelchin Children’s Center; Carmen Rosa Norona, LCSW, Child Witness to Violence Project; Cathi Tillman, LSW,
Together, CWLA and the NCTSN are excited to offer this upcoming webinar addressing the overall mental health and trauma needs of young children and youth that come to the United States unaccompanied. The recent growth in the number of minors that have been placed in sponsor homes throughout the country has further increased the gap in available and appropriate services. Presenters will share examples of culturally and linguistically competent interventions to respond to the needs of these youth and families that sponsor them. Presenters will also provide resources and information on available training that can help communities and providers better serve this population"
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) invites immigrant and social justice advocates, legal service providers, faith leaders, community organizers, and others working with immigrant families to free webinars.
Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community
Friday, September 26, 2014
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern / 11:00 am -12:30 pm Pacific
As unaccompanied children relocate from the Southern border to reside with family members across the United States and await their immigration hearings, communities are eager to respond. This webinar will provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Panelists will provide specific suggestions for local advocacy on behalf of young migrants seeking safety in our country - how to educate community members and how to persuade policymakers to ensure access to much-needed legal representation, education, healthcare, and other social services.
For questions or additional information, please contact Jen Riddle at
Communities Resisting Immigration Enforcement:
Detainer Policies and Local Advocacy
Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern / 10:00 - 11:30 am Pacific
Law enforcement agencies across the country are deciding not to detain individuals to hand over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible deportation. Following an overview of immigration detainers and how their use harms immigrant families, panelists will discuss the shifting legal landscape and the important ways in which communities are changing their detainer policies. Finally, they will share advocacy strategies for convincing law enforcement in your city or county not to get involved in enforcing federal immigration laws. Register by clicking here.
Casa Cornelia (San Diego County)
Information session Thursday, August 21st from 5:30 until 7:30 at the Club House in Friars Village at 1190 Camino Copete, San Diego 92111. Staff attorneys will provide an assessment on how San Diego County and Casa Cornelia Law Center have been impacted by this crisis and you will be given an opportunity to have your questions and concerns addressed.
Flor y Canto (San Francisco, CA)
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2-7pm, 2958 24th Street, San Francisco, CA