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Running Scared: Young Migrants Face Danger at Home, the Border

by Lauren Fox   on June 25, 2014   publication:

As the U.S. struggles with a surge of minors at the border, a teen’s journey reveals the perils encountered along the way.   Once the gang started calling Kevin’s house, something had to change. By

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Tenfold jump in young immigrants is the latest dilemma for HHS

by Elise Viebeck   on June 24, 2014   publication:

Watch, HERE. Responsibility for dealing with the massive new flow of illegal immigrant children on the southern border has fallen to a government agency that fumbled ObamaCare’s rollout — the Department of Health and Human

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No Easy Fix: Undocumented Kids a Growing Humanitarian Problem

by Nightly News   on June 24, 2014   publication:

NBC Nightly News: Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. border and staying here for months or even years as they wait for deportation hearings. Watch the full clip, HERE.


Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Members Introduce Legislation To Provide Legal Representation Of Unaccompanied Minors

by KIND   on June 23, 2014

The following is a press release from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) office.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Báez (Jeffries) 917-518-0067 Dan Roth (Bass) 202-225-7084 Benjamin Soskin (Roybal-Allard) 202-225-1766 Courtney Hruska (Chu) 202-225-5464 Viet Shelton (DelBene)

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Members Introduce Legislation To Provide Legal Representation Of Unaccompanied Minors

by KIND   on June 23, 2014

The following is a press release from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) office.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Báez (Jeffries) 917-518-0067 Dan Roth (Bass) 202-225-7084 Benjamin Soskin (Roybal-Allard) 202-225-1766 Courtney Hruska (Chu) 202-225-5464 Viet Shelton (DelBene)

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Lawmakers seek legal aid for youths caught crossing Southwest border

by Richard Simon   on June 23, 2014   publication:

                                  Responding to the surge of young immigrants on the Southwest border, a group of Democratic lawmakers on Monday

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Kids fleeing Central America and landing here need our help

by Sarah Stuteville   on June 20, 2014   publication:

There’s been a wave of unaccompanied children from Central America slipping across the U.S.-Mexico border. You may have seen photos of those youngsters crammed into cells. Seattle is one of the cities where such children

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US revamps screening of migrant kid sponsors

by Amy Taxin   on June 20, 2014   publication:

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates

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Even Amnesty Champions Admit No One Knows How Many Child Migrants Are Getting A Free Pass

by Tristyn Bloom   on June 19, 2014   publication:

In a press call in advance of Vice President Biden’s trip to Guatemala tomorrow, immigration activist Wendy Young admitted that no one knows how many of the tens of thousands of underage immigrants being apprehended

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Legal Aid for Immigrant Children

  on June 17, 2014   publication:

Wendy Young talked about her Kids In Need of Defense group’s work to help unaccompanied minors through the U.S. immigration system. She discussed what happens to them once they reach the U.S. and the reasons for

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