NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012
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(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.]
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