Unaccompanied Alien Children in the United States : Issues & Trends Hardback
Edited by Paul Snider
The number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) arriving in the United States has reached alarming numbers that has strained the system put in place over the past decade to handle such cases.
UAC are defined in statute as children who lack lawful immigration status in the United States, who are under the age of 18, and who are without a parent or legal guardian in the United States or no parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody.
The book opens with an analysis of the data of the recent surge in UAC crossing the border.
It then discusses current policy on the treatment, care, and custody of the population.
The processing and treatment of UAC is detailed, with a discussion of each agency that is involved with the population.
The book then discusses both Administrative and Congressional action to deal with the current crisis.
As this issue is still emerging, the book concludes with a series of questions related to UAC that remain unanswered.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 126 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: Migration, immigration & emigration
- ISBN: 9781633218321