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What happens to migrant kids found alone at the border, from the moment they cross into U.S. until age 18

A record number of child migrants have arrived alone at the United States’ border this year and though the the U.S. is obligated to care for these children until they turn 18, the government often struggles to do so, especially when overwhelmed by high numbers of immigrants.... Read more»

ICE is expelling migrant kids to 'prevent the spread' of COVID-19 after they've tested negative

Since March, the Trump administration has pushed thousands of migrant children back to their home countries without legal screenings or protection, citing the risk that they could be carrying COVID-19 into the United States.... Read more»

Trump administration rushing deportations of migrant kids during coronavirus

Their father was missing. Their mother was miles away. Two sisters, ages 8 and 11, were survivors of sexual assault and at risk of deportation. With the nation focused on COVID-19, the U.S. government is rushing the deportations of migrant children.... Read more»

Number of detained migrant children without U.S. sponsors spikes, federal official says

The Office of Refugee Resettlement's director told CBS News that thousands of unaccompanied migrant children could be held longer — some past their 18th birthdays — because they don't have U.S. sponsors.... Read more»

DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

Homeland Security's inspector general found agents did not foresee the need to hold children for extended periods in facilities intended for short-term use and struggles to “identify, track, and reunify families” separated under the policy at the border. ... Read more»

Health care challenges for detained immigrant families

The White House’s plan to indefinitely detain immigrant families together threatens the care of young children, experts worry, by placing them with an agency with little experience in handling such complex needs.... Read more»

More than 400 Tucsonans protest separation of families at U.S.-Mexico border

As fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents accelerates, more than 400 people in protested in Downtown Tucson, one of dozens of rallies planned nationwide. ... Read more»