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Statement for the Record – Tackling the root causes driving apprehensions at the Southern Border

July 30, 2014 - Posted by Mario Moreno

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs recently held a hearing call “Challenges at the Border: Examining and Addressing the Root Causes Behind the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border.”

Before the hearing, the Forum outlined the need to address the root causes in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala – including protecting the due process protections of the bipartisan William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 for children apprehended at the border.

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