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Analysis

Trump Proposal Threatens Safeguards For Migrant Kids

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump will likely try to dismantle bedrock protections for migrant children in detention, including those in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and a decades-old settlement agreement, to reform the asylum system as he outlined last week, policy analysts said.

In a Thursday address at the White House unveiling a sweeping immigration reform agenda, Trump had called for “removing all incentives for smuggling women and children” and “humanely reunit[ing] unaccompanied children with their families back home — and rapidly.”

The White House has yet to elaborate on how Trump would achieve those goals. But policy analysts said that the...

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