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Trump Deflects Blame To Democrats Over The Two Migrant Children Who Died While In U.S. Custody

President Donald Trump on Twitter said Democrats “and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” are to blame for the deaths of an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl in December. The Trump administration faces increasing scrutiny over the quality of care at detention centers for young migrants.

Teens In Immigration Centers Are Coming Forward To Report Sexual Assault, But Their Cases Aren’t Being Investigated

ProPublica has gathered hundreds of police reports detailing allegations of sexual assaults in immigrant children’s shelters, but those reports show that police were quickly — and with little investigation — closing the cases, often within days, or even hours. In other news, the Justice Department is trying to determine if a nonprofit that runs shelters for migrant children misappropriated government money, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was questioned about the death of a 7-year-old girl in U.S. custody, and the U.S. is considering scrapping certain guidelines about restraining pregnant women.