About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

12 Sept 2020

About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

Authorities said on Friday, nearly United States expelled nearly 8,800 unaccompanied children along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure that effectively ended asylum.

Trump administration invoked a public health law to implement new restrictions at the border on March 20, the agency has expelled more than 159,000 people,which includes 8,800 children who were traveling alone and 7,600 family members.

US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz revealed the number, which previously hadn't been released to the public.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered to stop placing children in hotels by Tuesday to the border agencies.

These unaccompanied children were sent to state-licensed shelters operated by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this pandemic and often released to family members.