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How the court system is dealing with the increased number of migrant children

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, watches as a U.S. Border Patrol agent records family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images

A couple of times a week, on the high floors of a bank building near Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, immigration judges hear the cases of migrant children.

The local juvenile immigration court docket has expanded lately as more Central American minors arrive in L.A., many reunited with family here while their cases are pending.

KPCC’s Leslie Berestein Rojas was in the courtroom this week and joins Take Two to explain how the children’s docket works and how the arrival of more kids affects the immigration court system.

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