Congress Should Act To Ensure Humanitarian Care For Immigrant Children
New York Times: Innocents at the Border: Immigrant Children Need Safety, Shelter and Lawyers
“The surge of desperate young migrants across the southwest [U.S.] border has the Obama administration scrambling to respond. … The administration needs to mount a sustained surge of its own, of humanitarian care, shelter, and legal assistance for children who have faced horrific traumas in fleeing violence in their home countries, mainly Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. … Congress should meanwhile approve the administration’s $1.4 billion request to handle the emergency on this side of the border, though more will surely be needed to assure health, safety, and due process for these young migrants…” (6/16).