Wednesday, July 06, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO / Immigrant families frequently separated / New study shows similar pattern for legals and illegals: "Nugent, the immigration attorney, said children -- including newborns - - are separated from their families for about 60 days on average. He said the unaccompanied children he works with -- from Guinea, Guatemala, China or Haiti -- frequently manifest anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and post- traumatic stress syndrome.

'In the final analysis, they're children,' Nugent said. 'And children really need constant support and love and a stable family.'

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