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U.S. Limits Protections for Some Migrant Children

by Kristina Cooke and Mica Rosenberg   on May 31, 2019   in reuters   publication:

U.S. immigration authorities on Friday said the government would limit which migrant children who enter the country alone qualify for special protections in the United States, the latest move by the Trump administration to tighten immigration

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Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S protection can be elusive

by Mica Rosenberg   on March 7, 2019   in reuters   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growing up in eastern Honduras, Jose said his father would get drunk and beat him with a horse whip and the flat side of a machete. He said he watched his

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Exclusive: U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

by Mica Rosenberg   on December 22, 2017   in reuters   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms. A Dec. 20 memo, issued by

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U.S. ends program for Central American minors fleeing violence

by Mica Rosenberg   on August 16, 2017   in reuters   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes

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Children entering U.S. illegally up in August: White House

by Richard Cowan   on September 21, 2015   in reuters   publication:

About double the number of Central American children entered the United States illegally in August compared to a year ago, surprising the Obama administration which had been touting a downward trend over the past year.

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Obama moves on Central American migrant children questioned

by Richard Cowan   on September 3, 2015   in reuters   publication:

President Barack Obama’s emergency response to Central American children arriving in the United States without permission has spawned aggressive law enforcement efforts in Mexico where authorities rarely weigh humanitarian concerns, according to a report released on

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