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Gov. DeSantis not budging on a move that will force hundreds of migrant kids out of FL

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Gov. DeSantis not budging on a move that will force hundreds of migrant kids out of FL

Katie LaGrone, ABC Action News (December 6, 2021)

Florida’s Governor stands by his executive order which directs the state’s Department of Children and Families not to renew the licenses of shelters and foster homes providing temporary care to unaccompanied migrant children.

“Just unacceptable”: Bipartisan Senate report criticizes HHS over shelters for migrant children

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“Just unacceptable”: Bipartisan Senate report criticizes HHS over shelters for migrant children

Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal (December 7, 2021)

Despite a recent bipartisan report highlighting concerning oversight issues with government contractors that care for migrant children, the Biden administration renewed contracts with two of those contractors.

Biden administration discards Trump-era plan to end legal agreement protecting migrant children

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Biden administration discards Trump-era plan to end legal agreement protecting migrant children

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News (December 11, 2021)

In response to pressure from advocates, the Biden administration is reversing plans to move forward Trump-era regulations that would end the Flores Settlement Agreement, which provides important protections to migrant children in immigration custody.

Essential but Excluded

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Essential but Excluded

Julia Preston and Ariel Goodman, The Marshall Project (December 15, 2021)

Despite essential contributions to key U.S. industries, many immigrants and their U.S. citizen children have been cut out of pandemic relief.

Teen says he was questioned about his age, separated from parents at the border

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Teen says he was questioned about his age, separated from parents at the border

Damià Bonmatí and Belisa Morillo, Noticias Telemundo Investiga; NBC News (December 16, 2021)

A 16-year-old Nicaraguan teenager experienced forced separation from his parents and detention in adult ICE facilities, including solitary confinement, after border agents questioned his age and birth certificate.