Pulitzer Prize winner Sandra Nazario was on NPR's Morning Edition this morning explaining what federal authorities are referring to as a "surge" in the number of Central American children making the dangerous journey to the U.S. without a parent. Listen here.
Meanwhile, MSNBC today shed further light on the challenges faced by detained Unaccompanied Children and the agencies that serve them, explaining that over 47,000 children have been discovered at the border since October 2013, a 92% increase over the previous fiscal year. Read more here.
How can you help?
While federal agencies examine ways to manage the crisis both in the U.S. and in the arriving children's countries of origin, ICS continues to provide legal services to Unaccompanied Children housed here in Oregon at no cost to the children. Your tax-exempt donations help ICS meet the demand caused by the surge to provide direct representation and coordinate pro bono services for children eligible for relief in immigration court. Learn more or donate here.