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Report: gang label fast tracks teens for deportation
Immigrant teens are being detained and deported based on unsupported claims of gang membership, according to a report released last week by a national immigrant advocacy group. Claims of gang membership, whether they're made by police, school officials or the immigration officials themselves, are often based on hearsay, but can carry serious consequences for teens, many of whom lack legal representation as they face deportation proceedings.
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