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August 15, 2016

Immigrant Children Face Severe Conditions on Entering U.S. Including Rape, Intimidation, Death Threats
By Law Offices of Annie Banerjee

Unaccompanied Central American children face horrendous travails when crossing the U.S. border. Many of the children who attempt to come to the United States and make it across the border are running for their lives. Running from drug cartels, gangs and various situations that make it highly unsafe for them to continue living in their exceedingly dangerous home countries, often El Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala. The legal system is twisted and frightening. These children need legal assistance to deal with family courts, immigration courts, state juvenile courts and the asylum office. They are not entitled to free legal help and are between a rock and a hard place when DHS attorneys push to have them deported — back to the dangerous conditions that they fled, hoping for a safe haven. Without a lawyer, the Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse says that 9 out of 10 kids are deported. With an attorney they are five times more likely to obtain protection.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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