A program that provides help to unaccompanied minors was slashed just as the government has instituted policies that split kids from parents.
News Story (NATIONAL)
May 31, 2018
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Immigration Process
Organizations mentioned/involved: RAICES (Texas), CARECEN (CA), Vera Institute of Justice
Meanwhile, the government has just quietly shut off a legal lifeline for this very population, putting them at an even higher risk of deportation. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, a federal program that for over a decade has funded organizations representing unaccompanied minors in immigration court while those children live with adult relatives or guardians, told the groups to stop taking new cases just days after the family separation policy began, multiple sources from nonprofit groups funded by ORR told me.