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1 In 5 Immigrant Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13

By Shefali Luthra and Marisa Taylor The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown, a Department of Health and Human Services official told Kaiser Health News on Wednesday. They represent almost 20 percent of the immigrant children currently held by the U.S. government in the wake of its latest immigrant prosecu… Health

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Separating 'Tender Age' Children At The Border Is A Specific Kind Of Child Abuse

After a massive public outcry, President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border. But his order fails on two accounts. First, his administration is ending forced family separation by massively expanding the government’s capability to detain children with their parents. The

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Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings. Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, a 1997 settlement that partly ...

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