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IMMDEF IN THE NEWS: New lawsuit challenges legality of MPP migrant child removals

U.S. law requires unaccompanied minors at the border get special protection, but lawyers say that hasn't been happening

Attorney Hannah Comstock with the Los-Angeles-based Immigrant Defenders Law Center said the policy has affected children who are supposed to have federally-mandated protections.

"What we've been seeing is when kids come across the border after having been part of MPP, that ICE is actually treating them differently and trying to deport them really quickly...or force them to be part of ongoing MPP proceedings," she said. "All together, it’s basically ICE kind of setting these kids up for failure and for removal."

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