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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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Dr. Bert Johansson, an El Paso pediatrician, treats lesions on a migrant man's foot at a makeshift clinic within a local shelter. Monica Ortiz Uribe/NPR hide caption

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It's Easy For Migrants To Get Sick; Harder To Get Treatment

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A plaque marks the U.S. border on the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry bridge which connects the U.S. and Mexico on July 23, 2018. As many as 2,551 migrant children ages 5 to 17 were separated from their families after they crossed into the U.S. from Mexico along the border. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge To Appoint Special Monitor To Oversee Detention Facilities

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Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to executive chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire. Rachael Bongiorno for NPR hide caption

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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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Two young girls, part of the wave of unaccompanied children who've illegally entered the U.S., watch a soccer match at the Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Arizona. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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