St. Thomas University School of Law’s Human Rights Institute Steps Up to Aid Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The St. Thomas University School of Law’s Human Rights Institute (STUHRI) was recently featured in the Daily Business Review for the assistance they, along with other members of the South Florida Legal community, are giving to unaccompanied immigrant children that are being housed in detention facilities here in Miami.

The surge in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States has created a humanitarian crisis.  In response to recent governmental policies requiring that hearings for these children be held within 21 days of a case filing by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, many of these children end up in detention facilities.  Three of these detention facilities, which have been set up for them, are in South Florida.

St. Thomas University School of Law’s Human Rights Institute has dedicated three staff attorneys to serve as friends of the court.  They do not and cannot legally represent the minors, but they lend their assistance in requesting continuances and filing the necessary paperwork.

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