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ERIC Number: EJ1104452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Child Refugees
Pierce, Sarah
American Educator, v40 n2 p41,44 Sum 2016
Unaccompanied child migrants have been entering the United States for years, but the recent spike in their arrivals has made the issue more pressing. Though the unaccompanied child population has been characterized as temporary in nature, it is likely that a large number of these children will live in the United States for a long period, perhaps even permanently. As the primary institution that unaccompanied minors are entitled to access under U.S. law, schools offer a venue for providing needed services to these children. They bear this responsibility with very little federal support. Communities, service providers, and local schools need to know more about their arrival and stay, in order to allocate resources appropriately to best meet their needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco); Delaware; Maryland
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