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Offbeat Los Angeles adds $10M to aid separated migrant children

00:01  05 july  2018
00:01  05 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles on Tuesday approved using a $ 10 million fund to provide legal help to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted to expand the LA Justice Fund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles on Tuesday approved using a $ 10 million fund to provide legal help to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted to expand the LA Justice Fund

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The city of Los Angeles has approved $10 million in funding for legal aid for immigrant children separated from their families at the southern border.

ABC News reported that the Los Angeles City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add $10 million the LA Justice Fund, a public-private partnership established last year to help immigrants facing deportation proceedings.

The development comes as the Trump administration continues to weather heightened scrutiny for its zero-tolerance immigration policy, despite efforts by President Trump to quell backlash over the separation of immigrant families.

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The Los Angeles City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to allow a legal aid fund for immigrants to be used for the defense of migrant children separated from their parents under President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” border policy.

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In a statement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is "answering cruelty with compassion."

"No child should endure the trauma of being separated from their parents or the terror of not knowing if they will ever see their families again," Garcetti said Tuesday.

"I am grateful for the City Council's partnership and swift action, because we must do everything possible to reunify these families now. Los Angeles is answering cruelty with compassion - by giving hope and assistance to people in desperate need," Garcetti

Trump attracted massive public attention last month as scores of children were taken from their families as they awaited criminal prosecution for illegal border crossings. Under intense public pressure, the president issued an executive order last week reversing the policy of separating immigrant families, instead allowing them to be detained together.

Reunification of migrant toddlers, parents should be completed Thursday .
The Trump administration is expected to reunite the bulk of the youngest migrant children separated from their parents at the border by Thursday. "We anticipate that, as of the early morning on July 12, we will have reunified all children under age 5 who are eligible under the court order for reunification with parents in the United States," an administration official said. The reunions -- ordered nationwide last month by a federal judge in San Diego -- have come in piecemeal tranches this week, as the government has scrambled to pinpoint the children eligible for return to their parents.

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