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US-Mexico Border / Child Immigrants #1025514

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012
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(Studio: Natalie Morales) Report introduced.

(Hidalgo, Texas: Mark Potter) The rise in children illegally crossing into the US without their parents examined; statistics cited; details given about how minors are fleeing drug and gang violence, poverty and abusive homes and the stress on federal agencies required to care for them. [Edinburg, Texas police Chief Rolando CASTANEDA†, rancher Mike VICKERS‡- comment on discovering unaccompanied children.] [Kids in Need of Defense Wendy YOUNG†- says it can turn into an abusive situation.] [13-year-old Lorena RODRIGUEZ‡- says she can’t talk about her trip.]

Morales, Natalie;
Potter, Mark

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