Go to WRC in the News library
WRC in the News

Some of the 2,300 separated children are filed under the wrong name

Michelle Brané, who runs the migrant rights program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, encountered a girl at the Border Patrol’s processing station in McAllen, Texas, whose name and age were wrongly recorded. After extensive sleuthing at the facility, she found the girl’s aunt and discovered she was four years old instead of two. “I don’t know how many others like that there might be out there,” she said during a conference call with reporters.