NYT Q&A – Children at the Border


More than 52,000 children have been caught crossing the United States border alone since October — double last year’s number. President Obama has called the surge an “urgent humanitarian situation,” and lawmakers have called for hearings on the crisis.

Q. Where are the migrant children coming from?
More than three-quarters of unaccompanied minors are from mostly poor and violent towns in three countries: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Children from Mexico, once the largest group, now make up less than a quarter of the total. A small number come from 43 other countries.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/us/100000003001471.mobile.html

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