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What Determines Who is Really a Refugee?

As thousands of children crowd U.S. detention centers, officials struggle to deal with the situation. More than 21,000 unaccompanied children arrived last year from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a recent U.N. report. Nearly 19,000 came from Mexico. This year the numbers only increased, and the deluge has given rise to a debate that largely depends on whether they can be classified as refugees. But what determines who is a refugee? "The...

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