Immigration Policies Hurt Children

By Jonathan Adams Apr 14, 2008

Found on ImmigrationProf The United Nations just released a report that highlights the ways children of migrant families are violated by United States’ harmful policies. The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants for the United Nations, Jorge Bustamante, reported his concerns about the children’s treatment.

Mr. Bustamante makes a recommendation regarding treatment of unaccompanied minors He says they should be removed from "jail-like detention centres and placed in home-like facilities." He mentions education issues briefly in the report, saying that in some cases, migrants have "limited access to health and education." He notes how in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the presence of migrant workers in the Gulf Coast region has created tensions over language barriers and education.

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