Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News

Defendants In Diapers? Immigrant Toddlers Ordered To Appear In Court Alone

Children who have been separated from their parents at the border, some as young as 3, are being ordered to appear for their own deportation proceedings, attorneys say. One legal advocate in Los Angeles described a scene in which a 3-year-old who’d received an order to appear started climbing up on the table during the proceeding, highlighting “the absurdity of what we’re doing with these kids.”

Under Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Be Inclined To Shun Health Benefits

A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid or other government benefits for medical care. The “chilling effects” of the draft proposal already are being felt in California community health centers, one official said.