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tral American families crossing the US-Mexico border. Many families are approaching border officials to seek asylum.
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s of “crowding, the prolonged detention, some of the hygiene that the children are supposed to have.”
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ments of Mexico and several Central American countries to stem the flow of migrants reaching the US border.
Trump is to meet with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales at the White House on Monday for talks on immigrati
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asylum-seeking families who missed their court dates until they at least get a hearing.