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Immigration courts are buckling from the influx of children
For the 1,071 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southwestern border this year and ended up in Louisiana, the path to the future runs through a courtroom on the 24th floor of an office tower in the heart of New Orleans.
Here, past the heavy doors and security guards, a rotating detail of judges determines the fate of the immigrant children streaming across the border and into the state. …