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US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, January 18 2020 Jan 18, 2020 January 18, 2020 6:24 PM January 18, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel. The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the children, ages 1 and 6, to push forward its implementation of a plan to send planeloads of families to different countries as part of a broader crackdown on asylum. Lawyers for the mother and her two children have asked a federal judge in South Texas to order the government not to deport them.

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