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L.A. wary of adding money to legal defense fund for migrants and refugees

by Dakota Smith   on May 17, 2019   in los-angeles-times   publication:

Activists and attorneys urged Los Angeles city officials Thursday to renew funding for a legal defense program for migrants.   The L.A. Justice Fund, a city- and county-backed program that was launched after President Trump took

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Reporters tour tent city that’s housed thousands of migrant teens: ‘They treat us well, thank God’

by Brittny Mejia   on October 12, 2018   in los-angeles-times   publication:

A sign hung at the back of the sand-colored tent welcoming visitors: “Bienvenidos a Alpha 11.” Ten tidy bunk beds filled the space, the name of each boy who occupied one written on blue tape

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Immigrant rights groups denounce new ICE policy that targets parents of child migrants

by Jenny Jarvie   on June 30, 2017   in los-angeles-times   publication:

The Trump administration has begun to arrest parents and relatives it suspects of paying to have children smuggled to the United States, sparking fierce criticism from immigrant advocates that officials are interrogating vulnerable migrant children

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Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America — many without their parents

by Cindy Carcamo   on July 15, 2016   in los-angeles-times   publication:

Gaspar Marcos stepped off the 720 bus into early-morning darkness in MacArthur Park after the end of an eight-hour shift of scrubbing dishes in a Westwood restaurant. He walked toward his apartment, past laundromats fortified with iron bars

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7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

by Kate Linthicum   on March 6, 2015   in los-angeles-times   publication:

    More than 7,000 immigrant children have been ordered deported without appearing in court since large numbers of minors from Central America began illegally crossing the U.S. border in 2013, federal statistics show. The

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Young, alone and in court

by Editorial Board   on March 14, 2014   in los-angeles-times   publication:

Forced from their home countries by narco-trafficking and violence, children by the thousands are being intercepted as they enter the U.S. illegally — by themselves. Their cases should be handled with care. Until about three

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