U.S. Federal Govt. opening shelters for Unaccompanied Minors from Latin America

Posted on December 28, 2015 • Filed under: Border Issues, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Social Issues, United States

npr.org / Several centers for migrant children have opened in Texas. Authorities expect more children and families escaping violence from Central America to make their way north to the U.S. this coming year.

There are reports of a roundup that might be coming. Immigration agents could, as soon as next month, be rounding up mothers and children who have evaded deportation orders. And they could begin sending them back to Central America. Immigrant advocates argue these families are fleeing gang violence at home. They say many never had access to lawyers to help them win asylum. Now the situation is starkly different for unaccompanied children who illegally cross the southern border. As NPR’s John Burnett reports, the federal government is opening emergency shelters to accommodate these young travelers. Read Article

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