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57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children picked up at the border since Oct. 1 is now 57,000, according to R. Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection. The figure is 5,000 more than in mid-June and more than double the number last year at this time. Most of the juveniles are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The situation, Kerlikowske said, “is difficult and distressing on a lot of levels.” Members of the Senate Homeland Security and...

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