Separating Fact from Fiction

In 2014, over 60,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America were intercepted at the US-Mexico border. By 2018 an anti-immigrant rhetoric directed at both families and children has reached new levels. This high profile issue has given rise to the use of scaremongering tactics to build support for political agendas that push for tighter immigration laws.

The Facts

Correcting misconceptions about the public health implications of child migrants to the U.S.
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Ongoing Initiatives

Ongoing efforts to address child migrant misinformation, stigma, and health disparities
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News & Resources

Current opinion and issues at the intersection of migrant children and health

Get Involved

Take action to stop scaremongering of migrant children
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