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The stories were harrowing, and they were everywhere: accounts of parents paying smugglers thousands of dollars, of Central American children trekking cross-country with coyotes, of kids crossing the southwest border alone and then spending days in overcrowded detention centers. Last summer, these tales dominated the political media—and the July congressional […]

LOS ANGELES — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. While his teenage mother has been allowed to stay in the U.S. and seek a green […]

By David Rogers Without an attorney, child migrants from Central America face overwhelming odds in seeking relief from U.S. immigration courts, according to newly released government data that paint a far grimmer picture than what the Justice Department has admitted in federal court. Since last July, 352 children without lawyers […]