Colleen Long

Associated Press


Reporter covering immigration enforcement and homeland security for the Associated Press.

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The U.S. is trying to prevent child trafficking. But its own immigration laws seem to encourage a form of it.

US cracks down on immigration, but allows child brides to be brought into the country

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