“The House on Friday passed bipartisan legislation aimed at fighting the nationwide epidemic of opioid abuse, culminating months of work on the crisis…

Still, some say the legislation is not enough to make the large-scale changes needed to fight the epidemic. Addiction advocates largely praise the measures as good steps forward, but say that much more work and funding is needed to tackle the issue’s scale… The legislation, passed Friday, includes a range of measures to fight the

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Tender-Age Immigrant Children.“They need bilingual workers. Some kids speak indigenous languages, so that’s an issue as well.

Then there are children who may not yet be verbal, and who aren’t able to articulate their needs, and that will have to be addressed.” “Earlier this week, news broke that some of the nearly three thousand immigrant children who have been taken from their parents at the border are being transferred to “tender-age” shelters

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“The idea of pulling a child out of a parent’s arms, or identifying a parent but still keeping them separate—it isn’t right.”

“Alicia Hart has worked as an emergency physician in South Texas for ten years, and has seen a stream of migrant children from Guatemala and Honduras come to the U.S. fleeing gang violence… But then the Trump Administration began to enforce a “zero tolerance” approach toward migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that

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“The business of housing, transporting and watching over migrant children detained along the southwest border is not a multimillion-dollar business. It’s a billion-dollar one…

The recent separation of some 2,300 migrant children from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal border crossers has thrust this invisible industry into the spotlight in recent weeks, as images of toddlers and teenagers taken from their parents and detained behind locked doors have set off a political firestorm. President

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“…Trump’s (family separation) policy amounts to “government-sanctioned child abuse.””

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday said President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border “amounts to child abuse.” “I can’t describe to you the room I was in with the toddlers,” Kraft said. “Normally toddlers are rambunctious and running around. We had one child just screaming and

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