November 28, 2020         
Frontier Alliance International Announces a Deeper Journey Through the Book of Revelation With a Number of Free Multimedia Resou   •   Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Reveals Details of Hall Of Trivia on HQ App   •   Michaels is Calling On #DifferenceMakers to Creatively Spread Holiday Cheer   •   Satmar Cancels Grand Annual Dinner   •   Enough is Enough: Ontario Engineering Community Committed to Uprooting Systematic Biases   •   Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers   •   Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities   •   “KISS THE GROUND” Wins Its 25th Film Festival Award to Date   •   DISH Network Puts Consumers at Risk of Losing Network and Local Community Programming During Pandemic   •   realme's 50M Sales Achievement Attracts Positive Comments From Industry Leaders Anticipating Its Future   •   Because Apes Are Hairy Too, MANSCAPED™ Supports the San Diego Zoo!   •   COVID-19 Can Be Beat - Please Don't Shut Down All Youth Activities Indiscriminately   •   Jamaican Boy's Post-Dog Attack Procedures Highlight the Less Well-Known Side of a Plastic Surgeon's Work, says Dr. J Plastic Sur   •   Majority of Americans Expect to Buy Gifts This Holiday Season Despite Tumultuous Year, but Many Cut From the Gift List According   •   More support to advance reform of services for Indigenous children and families   •   COVID-19 Recovery Research Program launched   •   Vehicle Retail Sales Decline due to Quirky Sales Calendar; When Adjusted for Selling Days, Retail Sales Stable   •   Advancing Equity, Improving Lives: Minister Bardish Chagger Launches LGBTQ2 Survey and Engagement on Federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan   •   Afiya Bennett Makes Stunning Appearance in L'officiel Brasil in Honor of Black Awareness Day in Brasil   •   iHeartMedia and Podimo Partner to Translate and Adapt Widely Popular Podcasts For Listeners Globally
Bookmark and Share

Report: Children Not Protected At Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. agencies are not complying with a 2008 law intended to protect unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, a new report said.

"Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors" was produced by Appleseed, a non-partisan organization based in Washington, and Appleseed Mexico. It examines the treatment of children detained in the United States and once they are returned to Mexico.

Appleseed said about 15,000 unaccompanied children cross the border each year. Congress adopted legislation in 2008 intended to ensure children are not returned to abusive situations or recruited by human trafficking groups.

The report recommended that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which already handles asylum applications, be given the responsibility of screening unaccompanied children. Customs and Border Protection agents, who now do the screening, do not have adequate training or experience, the report said.

Mexican officials emphasize family reunification and do not do a good job of ensuring children are being returned to a safe home, the group said.

"U.S. and Mexican officials also do not coordinate well to identify and address the problems posed by minors who attempt to cross the border repeatedly, face serious problems, or are being used to smuggle other persons or drugs across the border," the report concluded.

READ REPORT HERE


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News