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US approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into country over the last decade

US approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into country over the last decadeIn one of those cases, a 49-year-old man applied to admit a 15-year-old child bride into the US. The are no set minimum age requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The data obtained by the Associated Press, however, prompts scrutiny on whether the immigration system is enabling forced marriages, and how American laws are exacerbating the problem despite its attempts to curb child and forced marriages.



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Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US lawsWASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.



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2nd child dead in US custody mourned in Guatemala village

2nd child dead in US custody mourned in Guatemala villageYALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala (AP) — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of child migrant deaths

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of child migrant deathsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in his first public words about two migrant children who died in Border Patrol custody, misrepresented the circumstances of their deaths as he sought to deflect any responsibility from U.S. authorities.



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Trump blames child border deaths on Democrats

Trump blames child border deaths on DemocratsPresident Donald Trump on Saturday blamed Democrats for the high-profile deaths of two children along the U.S.-Mexico border.



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I survived conversion therapy as a child. Now, I'm part of the movement to ban it for good.

I survived conversion therapy as a child. Now, I'm part of the movement to ban it for good.The 'treatment' actually consisted of physical and emotional abuse. Ending this discredited therapy is a matter of life and death for today's youth.



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The Latest: Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

The Latest: Dad: Migrant child who died not previously illHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala who U.S. officials say has died in government custody (all times local):



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Timeline shows final hours of second Guatemalan child to die in US custody

Timeline shows final hours of second Guatemalan child to die in US custodyOn 24 December, according to Customs and Border Protection’s timeline, Felipe Gómez Alonzo and his father arrived at the hospital at 11.07pm, where staff were unable to revive the eight-year-old. Eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo’s first week in the US ended up being the last week of his short life. With his father, he had traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Guatemala to reach the US border, where the pair were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.



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Guatemalan boy becomes second child to die in U.S. custody in December

Guatemalan boy becomes second child to die in U.S. custody in DecemberThe boy and his father were in CBP custody on Monday when a Border Patrol agent noticed the child showing signs of illness, CBP said in a statement. The father and son were taken to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the boy was diagnosed with a common cold and fever, and eventually released by hospital staff. The father and son were not identified, and the agency said it would release more details “as available and appropriate.” Guatemalan officials have been notified of the death, CBP said.



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Medical checks ordered for all kids held in US custody after death of 2nd immigrant child this month

Medical checks ordered for all kids held in US custody after death of 2nd immigrant child this monthU.S. Customs and Border Patrol orders medical exams for all children it holds in custody following the Christmas Eve death of a Guatemalan boy



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