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Report Finds 25,000+ Migrant Children Locked Up for More Than 100 Days over Past 6 Years

HeadlineNov 02, 2020

In immigration news, an investigation by Reveal and the Los Angeles Times shows both the Obama and Trump administrations detained tens of thousands of migrant children for longer periods of time than previously known. The report reveals over 25,000 migrant children were detained for more than 100 days in the past six years. Nearly 1,000 children were in shelters for more than a year.

In related news, The New York Times reports the U.S. has been deporting unaccompanied children from Central America and other countries to Mexico, violating a diplomatic agreement that requires the U.S. to deport them to their home countries, where they may be able to reunite with family.

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