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An asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway in December after arriving at a shelter in San Diego. Immigrant advocates say they are suing the U.S. government for allegedly detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' To Immigrant Children In Detention

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Lawsuit Alleges Migrant Children Are Used To Catch Other Undocumented Immigrants

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Trump Pitches 3-Year Extension Of DACA Protections For Border Wall Funding

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Teen migrants wait in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas, in December 2018. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

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Darling Adalid Mercado, 19 (center), left his home in Ocotepeque, Honduras, three months ago to flee town thugs who wanted to recruit him. Guillermo Arias for NPR hide caption

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A Waiting Game For Immigrants And Border Agents On 2 Sides Of The Wall

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Central American Migrants In Tijuana Consider If Long Journey Was Worth The Effort

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Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott stands near an old border monument at the base of the San Ysidro Mountains in southern San Diego County where current fencing ends. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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Border Patrol Makes Its Case For An Expanded 'Border Barrier'

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Border Patrol Professionals Weigh In On What's Needed: Wall Or Fence

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Thousands Of Central American Migrants Stuck In Tijuana, Waiting To Seek Asylum

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Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January

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People wait outside the port of entry at Tornillo, Texas, in June 2018. Beyond them is one of the tents that were put up to house unaccompanied migrant children. Christ Chavez/Getty Images hide caption

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Standoff: Trump Wants $5 Billion For Wall, Democrats Offer $1.3B For Border Security

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What 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' Means

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Trump Administration Changes Border Policy To Discourage Asylum-Seekers

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen looks at her papers while testifying before members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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