The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor:
Examining Legal and Community Responses to the Humanitarian Crisis
Presented by the Villanova School of Law Clinical Program, The Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Campus Ministry
Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits.
The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor: Examining Legal and Community Responses to a Humanitarian Crisis is a joint initiative of the Villanova School of Law Clinical Program, the Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services, and Campus Ministry. Drawing on the expertise of those who have first-hand experience working with these children in Central America and in the U.S., the purpose of the conference is to shed light on the seriousness of this crisis, speak to the moral and ethical urgency to address it, and recommend specific action on a number of levels that can be taken.
The all-day conference will trace the path of the unaccompanied children through five parts of their journey: the push factors driving them out of their home countries, the conditions of the detention facilities that the children are held in when they reach the U.S., the legal obstacles they face when they arrive, the unique challenges they face in integrating into U.S. communities, and their fate if deported. It will also identify resources, current efforts and contacts to aid in this crisis, and suggest effective ways you can help.
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