The Guardian Angel Project is a non profit organization serving some of the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles area.
Who we are?
Guardian Angels Project
We are an organization sponsored by the Synod Justice and Global Missions Team as a project of the Welcoming Congregations network of the Southwest California Synod.
The Guardian Angels Project goal is to keep as many children and youth as possible from being deported without a full assessment of eligibility for asylum as well as ensuring that their psychological and physical needs are met.
What does “unaccompanied children” mean?
Children who arrive in the United States alone or who are required to appear in immigration court on their own often are referred to as unaccompanied children or unaccompanied minors. “Unaccompanied alien child” (UAC) is a technical term defined by law as a child who “(A) has no lawful immigration status in the United States; (B) has not attained 18 years of age; and (C) with respect to whom—(i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United States; or (ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody.” Due to their vulnerability, these young migrants receive certain protections under U.S. law. The immigration laws do not define the term “accompanied” children, but children arriving in the United States with a parent or guardian are considered accompanied.