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PBS NEWSHOUR

What’s driving migrant children to cross the U.S. border?

  • Aired: 07/07/2014
  • 07:59
  • Rating: NR
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained trying to cross into the U.S. since October. Most hail from areas rife with poverty, violence and smugglers. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies about what is driving these children and how to respond to the crisis.
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Is hope of citizenship or endemic violence driving migrant children to cross the border?
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