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Captives of migrant camps and jails

They are held in captivity in small, overcrowded, jail-like pens. The unsanitary and dangerous cramped enclosures are their prisons. That was until the photo images of their confinement went viral on social media and there was an international outcry for them to be released and to be treated with care, respect and dignity. They are separated from their natural groups and families. They suffer trauma and sickness and they are in danger of dying.

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United States bishops protest maltreatment of refugee children

WASHINGTON (CNS): From Denver to New York City, the Catholic bishops of the United States (US) have joined a chorus of organisations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the administration of the president, Donald Trump, to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the US from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

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