migrant children

Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
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Cherri Gregg
October 31, 2019 - 7:02 pm
The company that was planning to open a North Philadelphia residential facility for unaccompanied migrant children from the U.S. border laid off all of its employees Thursday as they could no longer afford to pay them. Read more here.
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Migrant Caravan
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October 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
By Catherine E. Shoichet and Geneva Sands, CNN (CNN) -- As a massive caravan of migrants treks north, US officials have been negotiating with Mexico about how to handle the caravan should it reach the US border. Officials are weighing the legality of certain steps the Trump administration could...
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September 19, 2018 - 9:25 pm
Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
August 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and...
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This June 30, 2015 file photo shows a sign at the entrance to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
August 01, 2018 - 6:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, though there were few details about what actually happened. The American Immigration...
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Donald Norcross
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Shara Dae Howard
July 10, 2018 - 6:40 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Although Rep. Donald Norcross said he saw migrant children , who are housed in a detention center, being well taken care of, he said separating them from their families was wrong. He previously tried to visit the Center for Family Services facility in South Jersey but...
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DNA testing is being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border.
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July 05, 2018 - 7:37 am
By Sonia Moghe and Nicole Chavez (CNN) -- DNA testing is being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border, a federal official with knowledge of the reunifications told CNN. "The safety and security is paramount and that it is not...
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People at the Keep Families Together rally, including Marsha Gore, right, and Claudia Short, cheer as the son of Holocaust survivors speaks about the importance of offering asylum in the South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.
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July 02, 2018 - 8:21 am
By Colleen Long and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a...
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Donald Norcross
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David Madden
June 29, 2018 - 2:18 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Last week, South Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, D-Camden, attempted to visit three children separated from their parents and housed in a Camden shelter as part of President Trump's "zero tolerance" program to combat illegal immigration. He was turned away at the...
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The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written in Spanish, to kids at a Berks County detention center and elsewhere who have been separated from their families. They made bookmarks to go along with the books.
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Andrew Kramer
June 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit that teaches kids how to write is giving them a chance to use what they learn to spread some cheer to immigrant children currently being detained due to the Trump administration's family separation policy. The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written...
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