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California Program for Migrant Children Could Be a Model

April 7, 2023
An unaccompanied migrant child who was seeking asylum, is registered by a border patrol agent after she crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Adrees Latif.

Sociology professor Stephanie L. Canizales writes an insightful guest commentary about a California program for migrant children that could be a national model if legislators support it.

Migration by unaccompanied minors remains a central topic in immigration. Adding to concerns for young migrants’ welfare, the New York Times recently exposed the prevalence of migrant child labor in the U.S. and the conditions under which unaccompanied Central American children fall into exploitative, dangerous and life-threatening jobs. 

Read the entire commentary by Professor Canaizales here.