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Bridenstine says 2008 law shouldn't apply Published: July 19, 2014

Most of the juveniles arriving in the United States from Central America are not covered by the terms of a 2008 anti-human trafficking law, 1st District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Friday, the Tulsa World reports.

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was intended to provide sanctuary and due process for undocumented, unaccompanied minors forced into servitude. The Obama administration has cited the law for housing more than 50,000 juveniles, primarily from Central America, who have arrived in the country over the past nine months.

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