Legal offices filled with crayons and toys, P.T.S.D., difficulty enrolling in school—this is what awaits children after their detention hell. “They’re making unaccompanied children,” one lawyer says.
June 21, 2018
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Tags: Asylum, Detention Centers, Family Separation
Organizations mentioned/involved: RAICES (Texas)
Organizations such as RAICES, which typically receive funding through a blend of grants and donations, represent children after they have been placed with a sponsor. Valdes gave V.F. a glimpse into how the lawyers who do represent immigrant minors go about the work of legally advocating for children who have arrived in a foreign country, and who may or may not comprehend their situation. The answer involves, among other things, special communication tools and lots of crayons and toys.