In this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) event, experts focus on the causes of the increase in unaccompanied minor migrants, the situation these minors face once detained or apprehended, and the challenges confronting both nongovernmental organizations trying to provide aid and the US government agencies responsible for processing minors through the US immigration system. Speakers include Wendy Young, Executive Director of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Detention and Asylum Program, Women's Refugee Commission; and Michelle Brané, Director of the Detention and Asylum program, Women's Refugee Commission. Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Founder and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs moderates the panel.
This joint Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) event convenes a discussion on the recently published handbook, titled Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development, with Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM; Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Regional Research Officer, IOM, and MPI Policy Analyst; Todd Cleaver, Deputy Head of Mission, New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand; Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency; and Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development program.
To download for free or purchase a hard copy of Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development, please visit www.thediasporahandbook.org.