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September/October 2015Vol. 16, No. 7National Policy on Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Earlier this year, the Migration Policy Institute released a report describing the complex situations facing unaccompanied child migrants to the United States, particularly children from Central America. The report, Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension Between Protection and Prevention, outlines U.S. policies and practices regarding this population, examines the reasons why these migrants travel to the United States, highlights the challenges of the current response, and provides recommendations for a long-term response.

To view the report, visit the Migration Policy Institute at