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CBP expelling migrant children from other countries into Mexico

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 30, 2020

    CBP has expelled more than 200 unaccompanied children from other countries (like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) into Mexico over the past eight months, in violation of a diplomatic agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, according to a NYT report. [ID# 1118]

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Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: CBP


Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children Into Mexico

Since The New York Times reported last week on an internal email that warned border authorities about the improper transfers, several Central Americans have come forward saying they were anxious and confused after their children and young relatives were sent without any adult to accompany them into a country that is not their own.

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