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Social Justice Common Read 2020: Dreaming America: Articles

This guide pulls together resources pertaining to SCSU's 2020 Social Justice Common Read, "Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention".

Articles on Migrant Children

There are numerous articles on the topic of migrant children in confinenment on the web and in the library databases. To find articles from library databases, enter your search terms in the search box on the libary home page and click on "search". On the left panel of your search screen, you will be able to filter your search by Resource Type such as Articles, Books, Book Chapters, etc. You can also limit your search by date. 

Here are a few articles to get you started:

Behind the Record Number of Children Detained at the U.S.-Mexico Border This Year - PBS

Children Cannot Parent Other Children - The Atlantic

Detention of Immigrant Children - Pediatrics (official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Kids Describe the Fear of Separation at the Border - The Atlantic

Migrant Children in the U.S: The Bigger Picture Explained (BBC)

Seeking Refuge in US, Children Fleeing Danger Are Expelled - U.S. News and World Report

Truth Behind the US History of Detaining Migrant Children - Time

The U.S. Detained a Record 69,550 Migrant Children in 2019 - Slate

U.S. Suspends Protections For Migrant Kids at Border, Expelling Hundreds Among Pandemic - CBS News

Written Testimony: "Kinds in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border" - Human Rights Watch