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Legal requirements for travel by unaccompanied minors.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 pages)
  • Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center, 2014.

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General Note: "July 2014."
"El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico."
"Norma C. Gutiérrez, senior foreign law specialist"--Page 2.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: This report provides a review of the domestic laws and procedures regulating the travel of children abroad in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico--countries of origin for the majority of unaccompanied children caught crossing the United States border in 2012-2014. The report concludes that the migration legislation of all of the countries surveyed requires parental authorization for all minors traveling outside of the country. The laws of Mexico and Guatemala make possession of a passport a mandatory requirement for travel, and Honduran law prohibits the travel of unaccompanied minors. Procedures for the issuance of parental authorizations and submission of passport applications are discussed in the individual country surveys.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource, PDF version; title from PDF cover (Law Library of Congress, viewed August 11, 2017).
Subject: Unaccompanied refugee children > Legal status, laws, etc. > Central America.
Unaccompanied refugee children > Legal status, laws, etc. > Mexico.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > Legal status, laws, etc. > Central America.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > Legal status, laws, etc. > Mexico.
Minors > Central America.
Minors > Mexico.

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