“The US has always been a welcoming country to refugees.  People from across the political spectrum and from all backgrounds have always understood that it is not only our moral imperative to embrace those displaced by war and violence, but that our embrace of refugees makes us stronger as a country, and as a people. ”

-Russell Smith, CEO of Refugee Services of Texas

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP

RST's Unaccompanied Children Program serves kids who are released from immigration detention centers but don't have any parental or guardian support in the United States. RST provides home studies to ensure the homes the children are placed in are suitable and case management for the children to get them access to support services like mental healthcare, food assistance, and education.

This program is already seeing an influx of clients due to the "Zero Tolerance" immigration policies currently in place. We need your help to ensure we have enough staff and resources to help these children. Please consider donating today.

 

Learn more about RST's Unaccompanied Children's Program

An Unaccompanied Child (UC) is defined as a child under 18 years of age who has no immigration status and has been separated from their biological parent. While there are UCs from all over the world, children from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have arrived at the Texas border with Mexico in record numbers in recent years. By law, the United States Health and Human Services department must provide for the custody and care of these children unless a sponsor can be found while they go through the immigration process. Less than 10% of UCs receives post release services.

 
 

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