U.S. Government to Provide $9 Million for Legal Aid to Child Migrants

To tackle the influx the unaccompanied children across the border, the U.S. government will help funding to legal aid organizations.

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Miriam Jordan
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 30, 2014
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Funding: Federal, Immigration Process


The federal government says it will provide $9 million to two refugee organizations that give legal assistance to unaccompanied children who have streamed across the southern border.

The Department of Health and Human Services said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants will receive the supplemental funds through the Unaccompanied Alien Children’s program, which it oversees.

The funds will be split between the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and the 2015 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and will initially help 2,600 undocumented minors who face deportation.