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US: Surge in Detention of Child Migrants

Email The United States government’s policy of detaining unaccompanied migrant children, some for long periods, and providing inadequate processing puts them in harm’s way. On June 24, 2014, the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on unaccompanied migrant children – children traveling without parents or guardians. Later today, the House Judiciary Committee will also hold a hearing on the issue. (Washington, DC) – The United States government’s policy of detaining unaccompanied migrant children, some for long periods, and providing inadequate…

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