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Migrant children say they were abused in U.S. shelters

Compassion | The Justice Department documents thousands of claims of sexual misconduct
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/06/19, 04:08 pm

Last week, the U.S. government released records showing thousands of reports of sexual abuse of migrant children in U.S. shelters over the last four years. While illegal immigration remains one of the hottest topics in Washington, D.C., and a key priority for President Donald Trump, the data raise real concerns about the safety of children in U.S. custody.

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China sentences Canadian to death

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/19, 10:29 am

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced to death a Canadian man suspected of drug smuggling. The court in the northeastern Liaoning province announced Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s sentence after rejecting his plea of innocence. A Chinese court initially sentenced Schellenberg to 15 years in prison in 2016 for serving as an accessory to drug smuggling. Last month, an appeals court agreed with prosecutors that the sentence was too lenient and scheduled a retrial.

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Sex trafficking law has unintended consequences

Compassion | Police and experts say the business has moved back out to the streets
by Charissa Koh
Posted 12/05/18, 04:57 pm

Recent government efforts to curb sex trafficking might have also caused setbacks to the effort to help victims, police and rescue groups said.

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