IMMDEF IN THE NEWS: 700 children crossed the US border alone after being required to wait in Mex...

Hundreds of migrant children who crossed the U.S. southern border alone after their families were required to wait in Mexico under a Trump administration policy are being denied legal safeguards established by Congress, lawyers told a federal court Thursday.

Meeth Soni, Director of Litigation and Advocacy at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, said children who entered the U.S. alone after being required to wait in Mexico with their parents should also be protected from quick deportations after Inauguration Day.

"What's at stake is the long-standing commitment we have made to protect vulnerable children from being summarily and unfairly deported to countries where they face danger, exploitation, and trafficking," Soni said. "The Biden administration cannot turn their backs on them."

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