Take Action: Protect. Don’t Punish.
ACT NOW! Sign on to ensure children get the care they deserve. Changes to the TVPRA would jeopardize the lives of children seeking safety in the United States. The cost of pushing vulnerable children back into dangerous or deadly situations is simply too high.
Unaccompanied children are at risk of being trafficked or have already been trafficked, which is why legal provisions in place since 2008 ensure these children are afforded basic legal advice and access to support. Congress has introduced legislation that would deport children to their home countries without meaningful screening. Sending these children back to extreme violence is an effective death sentence. The U.S. has the responsibility to protect these children from murder, rape, and human trafficking.