June 17, 2014

3:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Bldg. RM# 2456
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.- Mexico Border: Understanding the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at U.S. Borders

The Department of Homeland Security estimates that well over 60,000 children will appear at the border by the end of 2014. This alarming statistic is a drastic increase compared to 2013 when only 24,000 children were apprehended at U.S. borders. CEPR Senior Associate for International Policy Alex Main will participate in a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Hank Johnson, which will examine how the current situations in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have caused such unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children to arrive to the U.S. – Mexico border. He will be joined by Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Megan McKenna of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).

Please contact Sascha Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Whitney Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Representative Johnson's office for questions.