NY Times: New U.S. Effort to Aid Unaccompanied Child Migrants

NY Times: New U.S. Effort to Aid Unaccompanied Child Migrants

“These are children who have gone through a harrowing experience,” Cecilia Muñoz, the White House director of domestic policy, said Monday. “We are talking about making sure from the moment they encounter the government of the United States that they are properly taken care of.”

She said border agents had recently seen a spike in the numbers of girls and of children under 13 years old — including some barely old enough to walk.

The surge was driven primarily by conditions in Central America, she said, including deepening poverty and “an increase in sustained violence,” and by many youths’ desires to reunite with parents in the United States.

“The push factors seem to be the greatest factors driving this migration,” Ms. Muñoz said.

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