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Kids Separated From Parents At The Border Could Be Put Up For Adoption

Migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border could be put up for adoption without their parents' consent. That's according to an investigation by the Associated Press.

The AP said it discovered "holes in the system" that let American families adopt migrant children without telling their parents.

In one case, the AP said it took a judge less than 30 minutes to grant temporary guardianship of a young migrant girl to her American foster parents. And the girl's mother and her immigration attorney reportedly weren't notified about the decision.

The AP says situations like this could happen to some of the children who were separated from their families under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy.

As Newsy previously reported, more than 2,000 kids were separated from their parents under the policy. And two months after a federal judge ordered the government to reunite those families, 136 kids were still without their parents.


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