Catholic Responses to Unaccompanied Children
Migrating to the United States
Who are the children migrating to the United States by themselves, and why do they leave their home countries? How have their human rights as children been violated before, during, and after their journey? What protection should unaccompanied children be given based on international law, and why should Catholics be responsible to take action? As a result of the 2015-2016 CHRC Faculty Fellowship, this document provides background information on unaccompanied children, an analysis of children’s human rights violations, and Catholic frameworks that amplify the need to protect this most vulnerable migrant population.