Immigration In America: Unaccompanied Minors In The U.S. Immigration System

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Thursday, July 12, 2018, 4:35pm

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In recent years, there has been a marked increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the United States border seeking asylum. When they arrive in the U.S., they’re processed, housed, and then wait to find out if they can remain. This process can take years and recent changes to policy can make that process even longer.

In the fourth part of our series looking at immigration, Uzoamaka Nzelibe–Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and Staff Attorney with the Children and Family Justice Center of the Bluhm Legal Clinic–joins us to talk about her work with unaccompanied children and teenagers as they navigate the U.S. legal system. 

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