In the fall of 2017, Samaritas recognized that the organization was facing a new situation, one they have not had to deal with ever before in their long history of working with refugee youth. Beginning in January 2018, 18 youth would be aging out of the refugee youth program. Policies our government has in place ensure that Samaritas is only able to provide services for these undocumented young people until the age of 18 unless they receive their federal documentation by their birthday. Delays imposed by the current federal administration as our government attempts to rework the immigration process, would place these 18 youth at risk if they did not receive necessary documentation by their 18th birthdays. Unless homes were found for them, they would be moved to jail or be homeless, wearing tethers for the duration of their immigration proceedings. If they went to jail, they would risk deportation to their home country where it was likely they would face death.