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Nearly 1,600 teenage migrants are housed at a temporary emergency shelter in Florida run by a for-profit company. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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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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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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Neighbors carry the coffin that contains the body of Jakelin Caal Maquin into her grandparents' home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala. The 7-year-old girl died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. Oliver de Ros/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Voice Concerns About Care Following Two 'Needless' Migrant Deaths

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Migrants, one carrying a child, who plan to turn themselves over to U.S. border agents, walk up the embankment after climbing over a U.S. border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, last week. On Tuesday, members of the Hispanic Caucus called for improved medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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People protest immigration separation policies outside Federal Court on Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. Cases of children and families seeking refuge were being heard inside the courthouse. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Reuniting Families Separated At The Border Proves Complicated

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A protester holds a sign outside a closed gate at the Port of Entry facility, last week in Fabens, Texas, where tent shelters are being used to house separated family members. Matt York/AP hide caption

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The Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, is one of more than two dozen shelters for immigrant children operated by Southwest Key. Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, in Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration And Advocates Clash Over What's Next For Migrant Children

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Teacher Sarah Ross and students (from left to right) Ximena, age 4, Yareli, age 3, and Kendra, age 2 at the Indiana Migrant Preschool Center, a free preschool for migrant children ages 2 to 5. The school teaches students in English and Spanish with the goal of preparing migrant children for kindergarten, wherever it may be. Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Schools Hustle To Reach Kids Who Move With The Harvest, Not The School Year

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