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PHOENIX (AP) – There won’t be nearly as many immigrant children who cross the border on their own this summer as there were last year, top officials say. Daniel Ragsdale, deputy director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said authorities expect far fewer migrant children and families than the influx […]

Border braces for new surge

14 Apr

By Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos Officials at the southern border are bracing for another wave of child immigrants in the coming months, though they anticipate a much lower crest than last year. Migration analysts project that almost 40,000 unaccompanied children will try to cross into the United States from […]

After fleeing Central America, child migrants now face a very uneven brand of justice in U.S. immigration courts, where access to a lawyer and the location of the court itself are often the deciding variables in who stays and who doesn’t. A POLITICO analysis of government data shows that fully […]