8,800 migrant kids were kicked out of the US under coronavirus border restrictions

8,800 migrant kids were kicked out of the US under coronavirus border restrictions

Originally Published in CNN

Catherine E. Shoichet - September 11, 2020

Guatemalans deported from the US wave from a bus after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City, May 4, 2020.

Guatemalans deported from the US wave from a bus after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City, May 4, 2020.

(CNN) Nearly 9,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been kicked out of the United States without court hearings under the Trump administration's coronavirus restrictions at the border.

A court declaration Friday from US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz revealed the number, which previously hadn't been released to the public.
Since the 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, according to Ortiz. That figure, Ortiz says, included 8,800 children who were traveling alone and 7,600 family members.
The Border Patrol official's filing, first reported by CBS News, reveals new details about who has been kicked out of the US under the sweeping public health restrictions, which largely bar migrants from entering the country.

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