So far in 2016, 26,000 unaccompanied children apprehended at US-Mexican border

Posted on August 24, 2016 • Filed under: Border Issues, Central America, Social Issues, United States

Central American child refugees continue to pour into the US reported in the first six months of 2016, UNICEF said almost 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the US-Mexican border.
Thousands of unaccompanied children continue to migrate from dangerous parts of Central America to the US southern border, according to a United Nations report released Monday.

Some 26,000 unaccompanied children have already crossed the border in 2016, and state and federal governments are continuing to struggle with the balance between maintaining border security at a time of heightened international tensions and a humanitarian call coming from crisis-ridden states in Central America. Read Article

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