01/28/2016 03:22 am ET

Overwhelmed Federal Officials Released Immigrant Teens To Traffickers In 2014

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On the phone, the boy was frantic. After traveling hundreds of miles from a village in Guatemala, he had made it across the U.S. border and into a government-funded shelter for unaccompanied minors. But then something went terribly wrong.

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