Migration Policy Institute

In this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) event, experts focus on the causes of the increase in unaccompanied minor migrants, the situation these minors face once detained or apprehended, and the challenges confronting both nongovernmental organizations trying to provide aid and the US government agencies responsible for processing minors through the US immigration system. Speakers include Wendy Young, Executive Director of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (00:02:41); Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Detention and Asylum Program (00:21:11), Women's Refugee Commission; and Michelle Brané, Director of the Detention and Asylum program, Women's Refugee Commission (00:34:49). Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Founder and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs moderates the panel (00:00:02).

Fore more on MPI's Refugee Policy Program, visit migrationpolicy.org/research/refugee.php.

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Migration Policy Institute

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