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US: Unaccompanied Children Turned Back at Border

Expand A US border patrol agent walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (Washington) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have turned away unaccompanied children seeking asylum at the border, exposing them to the danger of return to the countries they fled. US immigration officials at the Tijuana-San Diego border posts and elsewhere have been “metering” asylum applicants – allowing a limited number in each day – since the summer, intensifying a practice that emerged under the Obama administration.…

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