Unaccompanied Alien Children Essay

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Every child deserves to have certain conditions under the law that will allow them to properly grow up and be productive members of society. Children need adult figures to instill the proper morals and priorities. If a child has no adult figures to teach them the rules then it would be up to people who possess authority to teach them consequences of their actions. In the U.S, we focus on educating the youth and preparing them for adult life. At a young age, in poor countries children have to focus on survival and how they can help their parents, who probably live in poor living conditions. Children in poor countries must also have to worry about serious adult problems. There are children who have to make decisions if they should leave their …show more content…
There is a difference in who is considered a child or who is considered a youth. When a child turns eighteen they lose their access to courts. ICE will sometimes hold back cases to wait until a child celebrates their birthday. Once a child is turns eighteen they “legally” do not need a guardian or parent figure even though they still need them in their life. The youth migrant is immediately sent to an adult detention center, where they will have a hard time accessing their legal benefits while living in these facilities. (Heibrink, …show more content…
A foster home placement will remove the kids thoughts about feeling punished. While living in the foster home children should be allowed to talk to their family members at least once a day, for daily encouragement from someone familiar to them. Migrant youth who are at risk for committing more crimes, their actions will be closely supervised. Children with mental and physical disorders will need to have required medical treatments. Finally, Safe Journey needs to have constant updates on the child’s progress during their stay at the foster homes and confirmation from the sponsors or family members that will take in the

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