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Florida Coastal Law Review (2016)
  • Julia Halloran McLaughlin, Florida Coastal School of Law
This Article focuses on one isolated group of undocumented and unaccompanied children in relation to one provision of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”). Section 235 sets forth the procedural and substantive rights of all unaccompanied and undocumented children (“unaccompanied children”) who cross a U.S. border without proper papers and without a parent or guardian. Although section 235 of TVPRA is but one tiny sliver of an expansive body of immigration law in the United States, it raises legal questions related to the constitutional rights of inadmissible children. This Article explores the legal rights of Mexican unaccompanied children who risk the dangerous trek and are taken into custody at the U.S. southern border by Customs and Border Patrol.
Publication Date
Spring March 1, 2016
Citation Information
Julia Halloran McLaughlin. "DO THE RIGHT THING:" Florida Coastal Law Review Vol. XXX (2016)
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