International Migrants Day: Finding Solutions for Migrant Children

Sri Lankan migrant children have lunch on their boat at a port in Cilegon, Banten province, Indonesia, October 16, 2009. [AP File Photo]

About the Author: Catherine Wiesner serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration.

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, I wanted to share my experience from the sixth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Port Louis, Mauritius. I led the U.S. delegation of representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the United States Agency for International Development, where we met with other nations under the theme of “Enhancing the Human Development of Migrants and their Contribution…more »

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