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First Day in Grapes, Migrant child, Ogden, Utah.
Source: latinamericanstudies.org

Migrant Children are one of the most vulnerable migrant populations, open as they are to exploitation and abuse.

These children, often fleeing domestic abuse, gang violence, trafficking, or poverty, arrive in the U.S. without parents or resources.  Some seek asylum, others simply want to reunite with family members or search for opportunities far from their reach in their home countries. 

Many end up deported, never having spoken to an attorney.  Our goal is to ensure that these children receive the proper legal, social, and health services they deserve.

Special protections should be given to them to ensure their safety and well-being. To learn more about what the Church is doing to support child migrants, please click here.