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The surge: Politics, violence, and children in Central America and Mexico

October 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join this conference, organized by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Forum on Migration and co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Center for Mexican Studies.

Unaccompanied children and adolescents have come in historic large numbers from multiple countries in Central America and Mexico in recent years. Since October 2013, nearly 74,000 unaccompanied children and adolescents have entered the US leaving their homes for various reasons, primarily involving fear of violence, and making a long and challenging journey to the US. A large proportion of these children and adolescents have arrived in New York State where from October 2013 through July 2015, 7400 have settled with relatives or sponsors. More than 12,200 have arrived in the New York tri-state area during this time. This conference is organized with the goal of understanding the origins of the migration of these children in order to better serve them and to better understand their needs.

You can access the program here and register here.

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202 Lehman Auditorium, Althschul Hall
Althschul Hall
New York, NY 10027 United States
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