Best Interests of the Child

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Child Advocates

Recommendations for Court Proceedings Involving Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Right of Each Unaccompanied Immigrant Child to a Government-Appointed Lawyer

Best Practices for Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The Young Center, Recommendations for Customs and Border Protection Standards While Detaining Children (2019).


Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Prosecutorial Discretion

International Sources of Authority

Capacity and Mental Competency

Parental Rights

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Delinquency Adjudications

  • Elizabeth M. Frankel, Detention and Deportation with Inadequate Due Process: The Devastating Consequences of Juvenile Involvement with Law Enforcement for Immigrant Youth, 64 Duke Forum for Law & Social Change 63 (2011).