Unaccompanied Children at the Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection struggles to process the rising numbers of minors.

June 20, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

With more than 47,000 un­ac­com­pan­ied chil­dren sneak­ing in­to the coun­try since Oct. 1, two U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion fa­cil­it­ies have been key in deal­ing with pro­cessing the il­leg­al im­mig­rants. The Browns­ville, Texas, and No­gales, Ar­iz., fa­cil­it­ies handle a large por­tion of the il­leg­al im­mig­rants who come to the United States, mostly from Cent­ral Amer­ic­an coun­tries. 


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