Child-migrant problem on rise

Politico, 9/28/12

But amid all the numbers in the six month, $1.047 trillion measure, none stands  out more than a little-noticed $132 million increase to address the flood of  unaccompanied child migrants crossing the Southwest Border from Central America.

These are teenagers and younger, often riding alone atop freight trains to cross  Mexico from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. And the new spending for these  children is a wake-up call of sorts for Washington to a genuine humanitarian  crisis, the government’s own struggles to cope, real costs for American  taxpayers, with no one fully understanding the dynamics of what is happening

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