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Advocacy groups file lawsuit against US on behalf of immigrant children




A young boy looks out of a car window upon arriving to San Pedro Sula, 240 kms north of Tegucigalpa, on July 2, 2014, after being deported from the US. Thousands of unaccompanied children, most of them from Central America, have trekked to the United States in recent months and now face deportation in what the United States has called a humanitarian crisis.
A young boy looks out of a car window upon arriving to San Pedro Sula, 240 kms north of Tegucigalpa, on July 2, 2014, after being deported from the US. Thousands of unaccompanied children, most of them from Central America, have trekked to the United States in recent months and now face deportation in what the United States has called a humanitarian crisis.
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Unaccompanied migrant children have been in the news a lot recently, as reports from their dangerous journeys to cross the border make headlines around the world. 

But for many, their trip alone doesn't end at the border. They often find themselves solo in court without representation during their trial. Jude Joffe-Block is a senior field correspondent at the Fronteras Desk. She joins the show to talk about what's involved in this lawsuit and the current process for kids in court to avoid deportation.