Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations

By May 14, 2018In the News

Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times (May 8, 2018)

In Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, where most families have been crossing the border in the last five years, the Border Patrol reported 462 cases of fraud among children and family migrants and prosecuted 60 cases this fiscal year, which began in October. Agents have also separated parents by detaining and charging them with illegal entry in federal criminal court and placing children in temporary shelters.

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