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After 2nd child dies in U.S. custody, Nielsen expands medical screenings, will head to border

Leah Chavla, a policy adviser at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said the government should hire child-welfare professionals to deal with young migrants. “Someone there who has the credentials, who knows how to work with children who have been survivors of trauma and other circumstances,” Chavla said, adding that Border Patrol agents don’t have that sort of specialized training.