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Florida Supreme Court hears immigrant juvenile’s dependency appeal

The Florida Supreme Court heard the case of OICL v. Department of Children & Families today. From Gavel to Gavel:

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Transcript:

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Summary: Palm Beach County — A Guatemalan teenager who entered the United States in early 2014 was released by immigration officials to his uncle in Palm Beach County. The boy filed a petition, alleging he had been abandoned by his mother in his home country and asking to be ruled a dependent child. The trial court denied the petition and the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld that ruling. The boy asked this Court to review, citing conflicts with other District Courts of Appeal.

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