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700 Refugee Children Crossed into U.S. Alone Due to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

HeadlineJan 19, 2021

CBS News reports 700 refugee children, whose families were forced to stay in Mexico while their asylum cases are resolved in the U.S., ended up crossing into the U.S. alone. Since 2019, tens of thousands of asylum-seeking families have been stuck in Mexico due to the Trump administration’s so-called Migrant Protection Protocols program. The program has forced asylum seekers to wait in crowded and squalid refugee camps across dangerous northern Mexican towns while their cases are heard in U.S. courts.

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