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A recent rush of mostly Central American children attempting to enter the U.S. -- so severe the United Nations declared it a humanitarian crisis -- appears to be fueled in part by a perceived subtle shift in the U.S. government's immigration policies.

Many say they are coming because they believe that the United States treats migrant children traveling alone and women with their children more leniently than adult illegal immigrants with no children.


The Obama administration says the primary cause of the influx of children is rising crime and ailing economies in Central America, not U.S. policy changes.


To deal with the surge, the Obama administration Monday enlisted a California naval base to house recently apprehended minors, and the administration ordered the federal emergency administrator to develop a plan of action.


So how was these children's lives and what their lives will be?



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Houduran migrants travelling with children from San Petro Sula, Houduras to Guatemala City, fleeing the violence in the country.

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Women and children get off a bus en route to Guatemala to go through the Honduras immigration counter, where adults often pay bribes of $50 per child to officials in order to take them out of the country without required papers, at the Honduras and Guatemala border, May 27, 2014.

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A girl travelling with her mother passed by a mural showing popular routes through Mexico in a shelter in Tenosique, Mexico that has seen an increasing number of women and children visitors in recent months.

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Three girls eat breakfast in an animal shed they use as a playhouse at a Tenosique, Mexico, migrant shelter where the population of women and children has more than doubled in recent months.

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An 18-year-old Honduran, left, and his 14-year-old cousin hitch a ride near Tenosique, Mexico. They said they were looking for work in argiculture to support their families.

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A Honduran woman styles her daughter's hair at a migrant shelter which has seen its population of women and children more than double in recent months, in Tenosique,  where Catholic priests and volunteers provided second-hand clothes, meals, basic medical treatment and advice to get visas.

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