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Young Children Ordered to Appear Alone in Deportation Proceedings

HeadlineJun 29, 2018

Pence’s comments came as The Texas Tribune reported that immigrant children—including toddlers—are being ordered into court alone for their deportation proceedings. The children are not provided a lawyer but are handed a list of legal services organizations that might help them. One immigration lawyer in California described a 3-year-old child separated from their family climbing a table during a deportation proceeding, saying, “It really highlighted the absurdity of what we’re doing with these kids.”

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