Probation Departments Add to Woes of the Young and Undocumented

LostBoysFrom Yvette Cabrera for Voice of OC: Hundreds, if not thousands, of children have been turned over by probation departments across California to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and placed in deportation proceedings. In doing so, some probation officers have violated the privacy and legal rights of the children, broken up families and put children and families in limbo, sometimes for years.

[Reporting sponsored by The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.]

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