This post was edited by lt1322min at 2014-6-7 13:47|
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?