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A Guatemalan teen asylum-seeker (left), who isn't able to hear or speak, signs with his mom in Florida. He was brusquely separated from her and held in a shelter for nearly three months, unable to readily communicate, according to a civil rights complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security. Susan Ferriss/Center for Public Integrity hide caption

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Homeland Security's Civil Rights Unit Lacks Power To Protect Migrant Kids

A former official in the civil rights office says the unit seems afraid to offend U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ICE. Meanwhile, the complaints of abuses of families continue to pile up.

Broadway director and producer Hal Prince died this week at the age of 91. NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway's Legacy Lives On Through His Music

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A Guatemalan teen asylum-seeker (left), who isn't able to hear or speak, signs with his mom in Florida. He was brusquely separated from her and held in a shelter for nearly three months, unable to readily communicate, according to a civil rights complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security. Susan Ferriss/Center for Public Integrity hide caption

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Homeland Security's Civil Rights Unit Lacks Power To Protect Migrant Kids

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