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July 17, 2014 2:15 AM
The United States has started to return groups of young Central American migrants who have crossed into the country illegally. More than 60,000 children have come into the US since October of last year, an increase of 400% since the year before. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes a look at the problem -- beginning with how one Central American teenager got to America.

Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate

Published July 16, 2014

The United States has started to return groups of young Central American migrants who have crossed into the country illegally. More than 60,000 children have come into the US since October of last year, an increase of 400% since the year before. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes a look at the problem -- beginning with how one Central American teenager got to America.


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by: G Thoma from: Columbus Ohio
July 28, 2014 11:48 PM
These are not U.S. Citizens and we should not have to pay for them to stay here waiting on a hearing. Send them back ASAP


by: luis Aguilar from: Bolivia - South America
July 17, 2014 10:01 AM
If they are Central Americans Why they can not get to America, if they are Americans too, only Central...