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DeLauro leads probe of Trump administration’s treatment of detained migrant youth

Michelle Brané, of the Women’s Refugee Commission, and others, did accept the committee’s invitation to testify.

She said several Trump administration policies have led to longer stays in custody and lack of appropriate facilities to house the migrant children, including the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Children are usually released to family members but many of these people are being deported, Brané said, under the administration’s more aggressive deportation policies.