More Central American children could rejoin parents in US

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Stateline.org

An unprecedented number of unaccompanied migrant children have been placed with sponsors in states across the country this year, despite some Republican governors’ attempts to block them. Now, thousands more could arrive under a new federal program aimed at providing a path for children left behind in Central America to join immigrant parents who are legally living in the United States. More than 130,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the U.S. southern border illegally from Oct. 1, 2020, through the end of August, a more than 300% increase compared with the previous fiscal year, according to U.S…

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