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We Must Preserve the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for Unaccompanied Children

The Trump administration has made calls to roll back or eliminate protections contained within the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”) in a flawed and misguided attempt to deter unaccompanied children from making the journey to the United States to seek protection and to accelerate processing for those children already present in the United States.

This backgrounder explains why this would be dangerous, and reduce protections for children seeking safety in the US.

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