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Immigration officers at O'Hare detain 3 children who are U.S. citizens: Congresswoman calls it 'kidnapping of children by our government'

CHICAGO - Three children who are U.S. citizens were held by border protection officers for several hours at O'Hare International Airport Thursday after arriving from Mexico with a relative, prompting a U.S. congresswoman, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago to intervene and immigration activists to protest.

Activists asserted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained the children - aged 9, 10 and 13 - as a means to bait and then arrest their parents when they came to retrieve them, because the parents are

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