1,800 Migrant Children Detained Despite Pandemic
Source: democracynow.org
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 13:22 by InvestingPie

In California, the L.A. Times reports a 17-year-old Guatemalan boy has been held in an immigration jail for over a year — the longest held of the roughly 1,800 immigrant children in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities. Such prolonged imprisonment violates the Flores agreement, which limits the time immigrant children should be held in such facilities. The Trump administration is reportedly refusing to release children to sponsors — including some family members — claiming immigrant children are safer from COVID-19 in federal custody.

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Very informative
05-03 04:23 by Liam
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