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Trump ends program to protect Central American minors

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It’s called the Central American Minors Parole. It was in response in 2014 to a wave of children fleeing gang violence in Central America and seeking asylum in the U.S.

The Obama administration gave them a two-year reprieve from deportation to prepare their amnesty cases, as long as they had at least one parent living in the U.S. legally.

Under the direction of the Trump administration, Homeland Security abruptly canceled the program last Wednesday. That means almost 3,000 children between the ages of 11 and 17 who were admitted are now subject to deportation.

Source: Arizona Public Media