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Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

 

Last updated 5/13/2020 at 10:42am



NOMAAN MERCHANT and SONIA PÉREZ D.

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10.

Under U.S. law they would normally be allowed to live with relatives while their cases wind through immigration courts. Instead the Trump administration is quickly expelling them under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, with 600 minors expelled in April...



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