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Esmeralda Bermudez

Esmeralda Bermudez writes about the lives of Latinos for the Los Angeles Times. She was born in El Salvador, raised in Whittier and graduated from the University of Southern California. Before joining The Times in 2008, Bermudez worked at the Oregonian in Portland, covering city government and immigration.
California vows immediate inspections of facilities housing children separated from parents

Several facilities in Southern California, including in La Verne and Fullerton, are now housing children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Most of the kids in the L.A. area are under 9.

Inside the California facilities holding children separated from their parents at the border

The 100 or so kids who have reached L.A. after being separated at the border from their parents are reportedly being housed in detention centers and foster homes run by four main agencies. On Saturday, California regulators vowed to begin reinspecting the facilities.

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