October 29, 2018

12:15 pm - 1:15 am

Crisis at the Border: An Update from the Young Center

The event will focus on President Trump’s family separation policy at the border, and the work that the Young Center has done on behalf of immigrant children. Leaders from the Young Center will also discuss the current state of the family separation policy (and, likely, potential new iterations of the policy). The Young Center’s mission statement:

The mission of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is to promote the best interests of immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.

The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.

The Young Center’s goal is to change the immigration system so that children in immigration proceedings are recognized as children, and best interests are made a part of the decision making process.