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ICE Unlawfully Jails Unaccompanied Migrant Children Once They Turn 18, Judge Rules

Kirkland and the National Immigrant Justice Center won a national class action lawsuit challenging the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of transferring unaccompanied immigrant children who reach their 18th birthdays to ICE adult detention facilities — federal prisons and county jails — without considering less restrictive placements.

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This article appeared in its entirety in the July 2, 2020 edition of The Washington Post.