Unaccompanied Children in the United States A Literature Review

Overview

This literature review, which examines articles by an assortment of scholars, advocates, and practicing attorneys, provides an overview of the published research on unaccompanied children in the Unitesd States within a legal and historical context. The report should be of interest to practitioners, researchers, and scholars whose work touches on immigration issues.

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