Washington arrests 170 migrants who have applied for the return of their detained children[/size]
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US laws limit the length of detention of minor migrants, so they are often handed over to their parents or relatives of the first degree.
In April, the US Department of Homeland Security and Homeland Security agreed that they would exchange information on children and their potential co-workers, in a move the government says it wants to ensure that guardians are properly scrutinized.
But migrant advocates are critical of the measure, saying government agencies "exploited a process to protect and turn children into a tool to find and deport their families," which discourages relatives from recovering some 14,000 children in detention.