Undocumented migrant children stand at the crossroads of different and conflicting policy agendas. The unresolved tension between commitments to protect children’s rights and to securing borders is embedded in government policies and is shaping the everyday lives in Britain of thousands of children. Nando Sigona explores some aspects and consequences of this conflict in an opinion piece on openDemocracy.
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