CDC exempts unaccompanied migrant children from deportation

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DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the exemption of unaccompanied migrant children from a ban on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border. In an order issued Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a temporary exception ordered in February from a total asylum ban issued in October. The Trump administration cited concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the order. But with COVID-19 vaccination rates climbing, the change suggests that the Biden administration is considering a gradual lifting of the asylum ban. A Justice Department attorney signaled the change during a court hearing Tuesday in Fort Worth.

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