The Legal Challenge of Migrant Children (Spanish)
Children and teenagers are moving from their countries of origin to countries with better and safer living conditions. Sometimes, the migration project is that of their families, and the children are integrated into it. In other cases, they move on their own. It does mean a substantial difference in the relationship that these people will have with the host societies’ legal systems. The response of the host societies to the unaccompanied foreign minors will be the perspective in this panel. Most models assume the tension of identifying these migrants as children. This tension, torn between protecting the vulnerable and rejecting those who migrate irregularly, can be inappropriately resolved. The breach could lie in the normative configuration of the reception model, the Immigration law, or in an administrative practice that creates barriers to the enjoyment of rights. The speakers, members of the IMNA research project (2018 IEA 5 00003) will address each of these aspects.