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Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

by Astrid Galvan   on July 4, 2019   in associated-press   publication:

PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and

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Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

by Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens   on September 22, 2018   in associated-press   publication:

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

by Nooman Merchant   on August 14, 2018   in associated-press   publication:

The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge

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Medical Experts Warn About DNA Testing To Reunite Families

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Elliot Spagat   on July 11, 2018   in associated-press   publication:

The Trump administration’s use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethical problems. That includes the risk

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Health Secretary Azar says migrant parents share the blame for separations; 2,047 separated children remain in HHS custody

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar   on June 26, 2018   in associated-press   publication:

WASHINGTON — The number of migrant children in custody after being separated from their parents barely dropped since last week, even as Trump administration said it’s doing everything possible to expedite family reunification. Health and

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Feds will now target relatives who smuggled in children

by Garance Burke   on June 30, 2017   in associated-press   publication:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday it will begin arresting parents and other relatives who hire smugglers to bring their children into the U.S., a move that sent a shudder through immigrant

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Pro bono lawyers sought for immigrant children

by Amy Taxin   on September 27, 2014   in associated-press   publication:

Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train

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Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

by Erica Werner   on July 8, 2014   in associated-press   publication:

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands

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