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Saturday, March 27, 2004

Children Facing Deportation

The New York Times has a story about foreign juveniles who are in the U.S. without their parents and are at risk for deportation:

Immigration authorities have sought to deport many of the 5,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended each year, and others separated from their families, arguing for strict enforcement of rules to secure the nation's borders from illegal entrants. Every day, about 500 such children are in detention, awaiting a decision. Supporters of the policy say it discourages parents in other countries from sending their children to the United States, and officials at the Department of Homeland Security say they cannot treat a case differently because the subject is a child.

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