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Judge Orders Timely Housing for Migrant Children Waiting at Border

A makeshift camp for migrants waiting to be apprehended by Border Patrol in Campo, Calif., last month.Credit…Ariana Drehsler for The New York Times

The decision established that minors at open-air sites were in legal custody of the Department of Homeland Security and thus must receive safe shelter, even if they had not yet been formally processed.

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