U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid

Georgetown University Human Rights Institute Calls for Policies That Ensure All Children’s Access to School in Co-Authored Report

WASHINGTON, DC - Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America – according to a report published today by Georgetown University Law School's Human Rights Institute (HRI) and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
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Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Circumstances Today and A Direction Forward for the U.S.

During the summer of 2014 the U.S. experienced an influx of unaccompanied children as well as other family members family members who came to the US-Mexico border from Central America, mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Jesuit University Presidents Join Letter in Support of Unaccompanied Children

Earlier this month eight Jesuit university and college presidents joined a forty-seven other Catholic higher education leaders in showing their support for the protection and dignity of unaccompanied children who have come to the US-Mexico border seeking refuge. In a public letter the presidents pledged their support of "activities designed to raise awareness and understanding of refugee issues among our students and the broader communities" that their schools serve.