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Chicago Non-Profit Housing at Least 66 Migrant Children Separated from Their Families

At least 66 migrant children who were separated from their families in the past six weeks at the border due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy are being housed in Chicago by a local non-profit. The Heartland Alliance, which provides housing and legal assistance to immigrants, said that 66 out of 451 children it houses are migrants that were separated from their families. “These children are scared when they arrive at our doors,” said Evelyn Diaz, president of the organization. “And I can tell you my staff — who are clinicians, teachers and family reunification specialists — are doing everything in their power to make a horrible situation less scary, to provide comfort and support to the children and to reunite them with their families as quickly as possible.” On Friday, Senator Dick Durbin toured one of the facilities. (Chicago Tribune)

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