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Trump Administration Cuts Unaccompanied Minors' Programs

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 05 2019 Jun 5, 2019 June 05, 2019 8:32 PM June 05, 2019 in News - Local
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WESLACO - Thousands of minors in federal custody will now only receive those services necessary for the protection of life and safety. 

That decision comes after the Office of Refugee and Resettlement was denied access to funding by Congress.

Unaccompanied minors will lose access to education, legal services and recreational opportunities.

An employee with a shelter care provider tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS they are still working to see what this new policy will mean for them.

The shelter employee tells us it is required by law to offer six hours of basic subject classes five days a week.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement says it is legally required to provide only for the care and custody of all unaccompanied children referred to them.

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