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Immigrant Children Still Being Locked Up in the US

Expand Demonstrators rally in Houston to call for reunification of migrant families separated at the US border, July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott One man I spoke with, from Guatemala, told me his 10-year-old son used to be cheerful and trusting. But in June, the two were forcibly separated by U.S. immigration officials when they crossed the border to seek asylum. By the time the family was reunited in a detention center after more than a month, his son was visibly affected. “He’s moody. He doesn’t talk now,” the man said of his son. The boy is anxious, inattentive in class, and suffers from…

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