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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

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Immigrants board a bus after being released from U.S. Border Patrol detention in Texas last month. An immigration judge says the Obama administration's "fast-tracking" effort means many people go into court without an attorney, opening a door to future problems. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A young immigrant caught crossing the border illegally is housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, last month. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally

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This statue is located in Utah's Capitol building, beneath a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers traveling out west. "Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration," says Utah's speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

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Nora Sandigo sits with Ronald Soza and his sister Cecia in 2009, while the children were on a hunger strike to protest the deportation of their mother. Sandigo is the legal guardian of the Soza children (now 15 and 18) — and 815 other American children of undocumented immigrants. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

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President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, delivers remarks on immigration beside President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina. Michael Reynolds/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Thousands of young immigrants, many of them from Central America, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

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Miguel Hernandez (right), an immigrant rights activist, stands among anti-immigration activists outside of the U.S. Border Patrol's Murrieta station on Monday. The federal agency says it will not fly more detained migrants to be processed at the facility. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego

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Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25. President Obama asked Congress this week for $3.7 billion to cope with thousands of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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