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US Plans to Sidestep Limits on Detaining Immigrant Children

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how immigrant children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Sou...
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US Government: Over 1,800 Migrant Kids Reunited by Deadline

SAN DIEGO — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border. T...
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Detaining Immigrant Children Is a Billion-Dollar Business

SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foste...
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Statue of Liberty Climber Awaits Court Appearance

NEW YORK — Authorities say a Fourth of July protester who held police at bay for hours after she climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty, causing an evacuation, will face a judge in New York. A federal off...