The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on February 23, 2016, entitled “The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Does the Administration have a Plan to Stop the Border Surge and Adequately Monitor the Children?” The statement calls on the Administration and Congress to uphold the best interest of the child in all decisions impacting unaccompanied children, including ensuring adequate protections and resources are provided to children once they arrive in the United States and addressing the conditions in the Northern Triangle causing children to flee.