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Thanks to the National Immigrant Justice Center’s research, policy-makers are able to
monitor current polices, expose violations of human and constitutional rights, and present new
recommendations to the White House, Members of Congress, the Department of Justice, and the
Department of Homeland Security. One such specific recommendation proposed by the National
Immigrant Justice Center is to promulgate a provision specifically allowing parents to safely
reunite with their unaccompanied children. This means the immigrant children would not have to
go through this potentially traumatizing and remarkably difficult process alone. Although this is
just the beginning, the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project’s mission of providing legal
services and resources to unaccompanied immigrant children and its drive to reform the
immigration process as a whole is a significant step in the right direction.
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