Are Unaccompanied Alien Children Really Getting a Fair Trial?


Sudha is an 11-year old girl from India.’ Her parents abused her, placed her in a home for unwanted children, and then gave her to a male stranger who accompanied her to the United States. 2 During immigration proceedings, her attorney argued that Sudha was a victim of child trafficking; her parents had sold her for child labor.3 Each year approximately 7,000 unaccompanied alien children, like Sudha, are detained by United States immigration officials…4