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Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families, US officials say


“The seriousness of the crimes is the reason why we are not going to reunite them,” US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence said of the 22 cases.

The 46 children are to remain in the care of the US Health and Human Services, which would continue to seek to place them with a sponsor, such as another family member or even foster care, as it does for the more than 10,000 other minors who arrived in the US without a relative.

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