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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. 

NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 18: Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: Detainees walk in a line at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: Cloths for detainees are sorted at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 18: Detainees watch a World Cup soccer match from a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: A toddler sits on the floor with other detainees at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
BROWNSVILLE, TX - JUNE 18: Detainees color and draw at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 18: Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  Getty Images
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