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Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern U.S. border; many have ended up in Virginia.
The Tree House Child Assessment Center treats children who have been physically or sexually abused. And about 20 percent of the children being treated there are unaccompanied minors who have been traumatized on the journey from their home countries into the U.S.
The Washington area has become one of the most popular destinations for unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border with about 15 percent of those children headed here.
A coalition of local groups is holding weekly demonstrations in front of the White House to demand better treatment of kids who are crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico and other countries.
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In a briefing before the Montgomery County Council, school officials explained that a total of 107 unaccompanied minors, most of them of high school age, were enrolled in Montgomery County schools.
A group that represents American Muslims is condemning the anti-immigrant graffiti found at a former Army Reserve base in Maryland.
They come alone. They come in groups. They know it's against the law, but the immigrants who come to the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Latin American countries say all they want is a chance at a better life.
Locations in both Maryland and Virginia are on the table as the federal government searches for places to temporarily house thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed illegally into the United States.
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