Committee Reports

Testimony before the NYC Council’s Immigration Committee regarding resources available for unaccompanied minors


The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee testified before the New York City Council’s Immigration Committee regarding the resources available in New York City for unaccompanied minors. In its testimony, the Committee highlighted several unmet social services needs of unaccompanied immigrant children, calling for additional funding and thoughtful interventions to address the unique challenges facing this vulnerable population. Gaps in services identified by the Committee included: culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health and medical services; access to public benefits regardless of immigration status; alternative education services that supplement standard English as a Second Language programs; and community-building programs to support the athletic, artistic, and cultural development of these children.


T2015-3818 – Immigration Committee Hearing “Resources Available in New York City for Unaccompanied Minors