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Advocates defend law that guarantees most immigrant children a hearing
Advocates defend law that guarantees most immigrant children a hearing

Several leading immigrant advocacy groups are warning against changes to a law that guarantees immigration hearings for most unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border. President Obama and members of Congress from both parties have been pushing for an overhaul to the law, which they say is needed to expedite deportations and ease the humanitarian crisis along the nation's southern frontier. Opponents of the changes say they would strip vulnerable children of their right to due process, forcing many to return to potentially deadly conditions back home. At issue is a 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush to combat human trafficking. Under the law, unaccompanied minors from...

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