EU Court Strengthens Family Reunification Rights of Child Refugees

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday that unaccompanied refugee minors do not lose the right to family reunification even if they come of age during the asylum application process. The ruling could impact tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who applied for asylum in the EU. Advocate General Yves Bot issued an opinion prior to Thursday's decision, saying that the court should retroactively grant family reunifications to those affected in cases where they come of age during the asylum process.