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Border Children
     Miguel Juarez Lugo/zReportage.com via ZUMA (bios)
The sudden influx of children into the United States due to instability in Central America has nearly overwhelmed the agencies that must deal with it. Detention facilities for children who cross the border illegally are badly overcrowded. As tens of thousands of Central American children continue to cross the U.S. border, an overwhelmed U.S. government is pressuring its southern neighbors to intercept migrants as they try to make their way north. Mexican security forces have deported thousands. And in Honduras, a U.S. funded special police force called 'Comando Tigres' originally created to fight drug traffickers and other criminals is deployed along the jungle border with Guatemala, aiming to stop human smugglers and families including children as they embark upon the journey north.
Border Children
     Miguel Juarez Lugo/zReportage.com via ZUMA (bios)
The sudden influx of children into the United States due to instability in Central America has nearly overwhelmed the agencies that must deal with it. Detention facilities for children who cross the border illegally are badly overcrowded. As tens of thousands of Central American children continue to cross the U.S. border, an overwhelmed U.S. government is pressuring its southern neighbors to intercept migrants as they try to make their way north. Mexican security forces have deported thousands. And in Honduras, a U.S. funded special police force called 'Comando Tigres' originally created to fight drug traffickers and other criminals is deployed along the jungle border with Guatemala, aiming to stop human smugglers and families including children as they embark upon the journey north.