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L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children
L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children

Several Los Angeles City Council members are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months. L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday asking the government to provide more aid to help shelter the young immigrants as well as provide them with expanded legal support. The council members also oppose proposed changes to a 2008 anti-human trafficking law that would make it easier to deport unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally. At a news conference Thursday at MacArthur Park, long a gathering place for the city's large Central American immigrant population,...

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