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Children at Risk at the Border Report Release

Appleseed Mexico, the Appleseed Network, Texas Appleseed, and the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute are hosting a release event on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 3:15 – 4:15 PM EST (doors will open at 3:00 PM) for Appleseed’s new report, Children at Risk at the Border: Evaluation of the Protection and Care of Unaccompanied Mexican Migrant Children, a landmark cross-border examination of the situation at the border for Mexican unaccompanied children and policy recommendations the US and Mexican governments can undertake to improve it. This report is the collaborative pro bono work of more than 60 attorneys from seven law firms in the US and Mexico.

Date & Time

Jun. 12, 2024
3:00pm – 4:15pm ET


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Office, 700 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington D.C., 20003


In 2011, Appleseed Mexico and the Appleseed Network released a groundbreaking report entitled “Children at the Border: The Screening and Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors,” (Full Report, Executive Summary) detailing policy and operation problems with the treatment of Mexican unaccompanied children (UACs) at the US-Mexico border.  The binational report had a significant impact and received wide acceptance in the community focused on the care and protection of unaccompanied Mexican minors. 

Unfortunately, over a decade later, major problems continue and Mexican UACs are still in need of significantly more support and protections. Critically, both the US and Mexican governments have failed to follow enacted laws and policies regarding UACs. To address these issues, the Appleseed Network and Appleseed Mexico have published an updated report, which takes a hard look at the situation and policies on both sides of the border and offers a comprehensive set of solutions to improve treatment of Mexican UACs. 

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is proud to provide a forum for Appleseed Mexico, Texas Appleseed, and the Appleseed Network as they release this important policy report. 


Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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