While working with the youth, he shared his story of how he came to the U.S. The youth, a 14 year-old a native of Honduras, reported that his father was already living in the U.S. and paid someone in Honduras to, “get him here”. The youth reported that it took him a month to get to the U.S. which included several days of being on a train and another several days of walking. The youth reported that he was eventually caught crossing the border in Texas and was sent to a dentition center in Florida.
Information remains unclear, however; the child was release to his father with legal issues pending with the Department of Homeland Security. The Division became involved with the Youth when he was disciplined by his father, who used a machete, which somehow nipped the Youth’s ear. The father has now fled the U.S. leaving the child in care and custody of the State with no intentions of reunification. This paper discusses how unaccompanied minors become involved with the legal/civil systems within the U.S. and challenges they face as a result.
It is important that we define, ‘unaccompanied minors’ to avoid confusion with minors domestically traveling alone. “Minors are typically defined as children and adolescents under the age of...
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