The Thousands of Children Who Go to Immigration Court Alone


Unaccompanied migrant children living in Fresno face greater challenges than their coastal counterparts when it comes to fighting to stay in the U.S.
Feature (California)

Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou
Atlantic, The
August 20, 2018
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Tags: Courts, Deportation, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


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A few times a month, San Francisco’s immigration court becomes a day-care center of sorts. Toys, stuffed animals, and coloring books decorate the waiting room. Children as young as four years old have come here not to play, but to stand in front of an immigration judge and defend themselves against deportation.