Sharp Increase in Kids and Families Apprehended at US-Mexico Border
|Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Unaccompanied children at the border in 2015.
Source: Latin America New Dispatch Staff, "Officials to Relocate 800 Central American Child Migrants to Dallas Area," latindispatch.com, Dec. 11, 2015
More than 100,000 unaccompanied children under 18 years old are expected to be apprehended at the US-Mexico border by Sep. 30, 2019, the end of the fiscal year, according to US Customs and Border Protection. CBP agents apprehended 26,937 unaccompanied children between Oct. 1, 2018 and Feb. 28, 2019, which is 9,436 more kids than the same period a year ago, a 54% increase.
|1. What should the US government do about the increase in unaccompanied children at the border?
2. Why do you think there is an increase of unaccompanied immigrant children and family units?
3. Should the United States make any changes to its immigration policies?