8,800 unaccompanied children deported at US border under Trump administration's Covid rules


Around 8,800 children have been deported from the United States along the Mexican border thanks to a new pandemic-related measure that functionally stripped the rights of those seeking asylum.

Donald Trump’s administration has expelled nearly 160,000 people since the emergency order proclaimed by the CDC took effect in March including roughly 7,600 adults and children who came to the US in families. The emergency order temporarily suspends citizens, regardless of their country of origin, from migrating into the United States via Mexico and Canada.

Writer: Kelsey Chapman

Source: The Independent