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PLACA Presents: A Panel on Confronting the Unaccompained Children Immigration Crisis

220 Eggers Hall

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Confronting the Unaccompanied Children Immigration Crisis: Perspectives from Central America, Mexico, and the United States

2014 has seen a surge in unaccompanied children from Central America seeking entrance to the United States to escape violence and poverty in their home countries.  The result has been a crisis on multiple fronts, which is only further complicated by the cross-border nature of the phenomenon.

To address this crisis, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs of the Maxwell School has convened a panel to discuss medium- and long-term solutions to the unaccompanied child migration problem.  The panel will bring together experts from Mexico, the United States, Guatemala, and El Salvador in order to understand each country's perspectives as well as to identify potential areas for cooperation.


Francisco Altschul, Ambassador of El Salvador to the U.S

Julio Ligorría, Ambassador of Guatemala to the U.S.

Rafael Fernández de Castro, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Marc RosenblumDeputy Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute


James Steinberg, Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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