USA

Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debatei
X
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.


You May Like

Video Indiana Controversy Points to Divergent Notions of Religious Freedom

Arkansas, North Carolina have approved similar laws that gay-marriage opponents say help maintain their beliefs in face of changing culture More

UNICEF Denies North Korean Measles Outbreak

Agency dismisses Russian media report after government, WHO assurances More

Turkey Seen Taking Harder Stance Against Militant Kurds

Stance comes as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being seen as moving closer to generals More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
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...