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Immigrant children being moved to tent city during the night

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2018 | US Immigration Law |

There are many residents in Florida who are from another country. Immigrants are part of the backbone of our society and participate in every aspect. Many immigrants come to the U.S. to begin a better life for themselves and their family. But, things do not go as planned and immigrants are forced to separate from their children.

A recent alarming report has highlighted what is happening to many undocumented children. Hundreds of migrant children who are being held in shelters across the country have been loaded up in buses in the middle of the night and taken to tent cities in West Texas.

The children are separated by gender into groups of 20, where they live in tents and have no formal education and minimal access to legal services. There are more than 1,600 children living in these tents with no end in sight. The tent city has a capacity of 3,800.

The shelters the children were living in were monitored and licensed by state child welfare authorities. The tent city is not regulated, and schooling is not required. Advocates for these children say the children are undergoing traumatic situations and not receiving the emotional help they need. These children will be held in federal custody until they can be matched with sponsors.

Many immigrants to the U.S. are seeking asylum. These immigrants deserve to be treated humanely and have full access to the legal and judicial system. An attorney who specializes in immigration can help their client get the attention they deserve for their immigration legal matters. They can help their client understand the immigration process and offer suggestions for their next steps. An attorney understands that migrant families want to stay together and start a new life in the U.S. They will work hard to make sure their client is treated fairly.

Minor children who are immigrants to the U.S. continue to be treated unfairly. They are being moved in the middle of the night with little notice to tent cities in West Texas. They are also not receiving education or emotional support for the trauma they have been going through.