U.S.-Mexico Foundation

Grantee: Appleseed de México, AC

Program: Comprehensive Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors: Research for the protection and safe repatriation of unaccompanied minors

  • Grantee Location: Mexico City
  • Focus Area: Human Rights
  • Geographic Focus: National
  • Amount: $5,000 USD
  • Partners: Hispanics in Philanthropy, Ford Foundation, Fundación BBVA Bancomer

Statement of Purpose
In 2009, 15,561 unaccompanied minors were repatriated to Mexico by the United States, while only 9,687 accompanied minors were repatriated to Mexico by the United States (Instituto Nacional de Migración). There exists a lack of explicit procedures for removal and repatriation on both sides of the United States – Mexico Border.

Appleseed worked with a binational team to prepare a report called “Children at the Border”. The report was released in May 2011 and it makes many fine policy recommendations for both the U.S. and Mexican governments that could save many children’s lives and significantly reduce the number of children who are being exploited, raped or killed on the U.S.-Mexico border. Click here to read the report.

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