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June 26th, 2014
01:13 AM ET

U.S. struggles to handle unaccompanied children from Central America crossing border

As many as 400 minors are entering Texas each day without a parent - most of them from Central and South America. Where to put them is the question. Tens of thousands are being housed in overcrowded facilities. The House held a hearing Tuesday on the crisis, with some lawmakers placing the blame on the Obama administration. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has ordered five dozen criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers. But what should the federal government do with the children who are already here - amnesty, deportation. Anderson discusses the issue with CNN Contributor Dan Restrepo, who served as senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs on the National Security Council and former Custom Border Patrol Commissioner Ralph Basham.


Filed under: Hispanic • Immigration
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  1. jonathanjtibbs

    What is up with the "Vagina" segment...

    June 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm |
  2. warthog6

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still being imprisoned by Mexico for accidentally crossing the border.

    ALL BORDER-CROSSING MEXICANS MUST BE IMPRISONED OR DEPORTED UNTIL HE IS RELEASED.

    America is a generous country, but when our generosity is taken for granted, and our veterans are spit upon and imprisoned, we withdraw our generosity and give you the back of our hand.

    June 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm |
    • twiztedmike

      If they are fleeing Central and South America, their government is obviously not doing anything to prevent their mistreatment/abuse. And if their own government doesn't give a crap about its own people, they won't care about American's either. The article doesn't say anything about Mexico either.

      That being said, I hope they release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

      June 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm |

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