The Current Status of the Unaccompanied Children at our Border

Maria del Carmen Ramos
Maria del Carmen Ramos

Did you know that unlike most criminal defendants, the unaccompanied minors coming into this country don’t have a right to an attorney? Although many of the unaccompanied minors may be eligible for asylum or visas for victims of trafficking or other criminal activity, few may get that relief without competent counsel, which means they will be returned to countries where they are not safe.

If you are interested in learning more about who these children are and their stories, why they are coming in, and what you can do to help, please join us at the HCBA’s Immigration & Nationality Section’s Luncheon on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa Street. You can RSVP by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria del Carmen Ramos at or 813.227.2252.

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