From the Blog
by Katherine Kaufka Walts
Life continues as usual for the 38,000 immigrants who are detained in the US, including approximately 7,000 children. It’s important to remember — these individuals are not serving time for a crime. Instead, they are waiting for a hearing to determine whether they can legally remain in the country under civil proceedings.
The mission of Loyola's Center for the Human Rights of Children is to advance and protect the rights of children. CHRC Director Katherine Kaufka Walts, CHRC founder Dr. Jim Garbarino, CHRC Graduate Scholar Alison Davis, and Maria Woltjen, whose organization partners with CHRC, all weigh in on how CHRC advocates for and creates policy change to benefit children.