Papers/Reports | July 14, 2009
This study documents the conditions under which unaccompanied child migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are detained and repatriated from Mexico to their countries of origin.
The study details the abuses experienced by child migrants on their journey and during the four stages of apprehension, detention, deportation, and reception. It also examines aspects of the detention and deportation process which may place unaccompanied child migrants at greater risk of abuse and exploitation.
II. Survey Methodology
III. Findings: The Journey
IV. Findings: Apprehension
V. Findings: Detention
VI. Findings: Deportation/Repatriation
VII. Findings: Reception & Reintegration
VIII. Findings: Overall Abuses Throughout the Migration Process
Appendix I. Detailed Survey Methodology
Appendix II. Legal Framework
Appendix III. Country-Specific Recommendations