More than 66,000 kids traveling without parents were apprehended by Border Patrol from October 2013 through the end of August. Many of these young people will likely apply for asylum in the US based on gang persecution, a basis for refugee status that’s becoming more common but is a highly debated area of law. What are your questions? Leave them in the comments below.
Joining us on Facebook is Molly Castillo-Keefe, from the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project, part of the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. She coordinates legal visits, orientations and works with shelters to represent these children. She also lived in Nicaragua for 10 years, working for Save the Children and other organizations on regional projects, including several related to child protection and trafficking.
Welcome to SafeMode.
Our new project “SafeMode" examines how young people around the world are taking on the threats of the future, from cyberwar to climate change to sexual violence.