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Reviewing the Administration’s Unaccompanied Children Program: Women’s Refugee Commission Testimony before House Appropriations Subcommittee

Michelle Brané, director of the Women’s Refugee Commission's Migrant Rights & Justice Program, testified at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on February 27, 2019. The hearing focused on the administration’s misguided policies that have caused unnecessary harm and trauma to children who were referred to the unaccompanied children program over the last two years—including the administration’s family separation policy—as well as other policies that led to children remaining in HHS custody for weeks or months longer than necessary before being placed with a sponsor.

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