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U.S. President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico Border in Otay Mesa
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Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention
So far, the only for-profit company sheltering kids has former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on the board of its parent company. Kelly supported a policy to separate children from their families, which led to a surge in spending on detaining migrant babies, children and teens.
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Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
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Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care
Close to $200 million in legal claims from dozens of families separated at the border may be just the start of litigation; claims allege some children were sexually assaulted by other children after being sent to federally contracted foster care.
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In Private Meeting, Trump Calls El Paso Mayor a "RINO"
The mayor of the grieving city of El Paso told President Donald Trump in a private meeting that he’s presenting “misinformation” about crime in his city, and he pushed back when the president used a derogatory term to suggest he wasn’t a real Republican.
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