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Child deportation cases rise in GA amid border crisis

Federal immigration courts in Atlanta and across the nation have experienced sharp increases in deportation cases involving children amid an influx of immigrant boys and girls who are illegally crossing the southwest border, a new report shows.

Based on U.S. Justice Department records, the report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse — a research organization at Syracuse University — sheds more light on the magnitude of the crisis in the Rio Grande Valley and its impact on Georgia.

In the fiscal year ending in September, 910 of these juvenile cases originated in or were transferred to the downtown Atlanta court, which handles cases involving children living in Georgia and some surrounding states. That is more than twice the total from the year before and more than six times the total from the year before that.

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