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Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate

July 16, 2014 10:15 PM
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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.