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(June 2017) - The Trump administration has announced a series of new policies that, if fully implemented, would criminalize and traumatize vulnerable migrant children and eliminate meaningful adherence to child welfare norms. This brief outlines the ways in which these policy proposals will undermine basic human rights protections for children, and offers recommendations for the administration and Congress to work together to protect children seeking refuge in the United States.