Mary Sanchez

June 13, 2014

Humanitarian crisis at border defies right’s platitudes about immigration

Estimates are that 90,000 children traveling alone — many from Central America — will attempt to cross into the U.S. this year. In immigration proceedings, nobody — including children — is guaranteed legal representation. That fact can have dire consequences for a child. “We’ve seen 5-year-old immigrants in front of a U.S. judge, about to be sent back into harm’s way,” wrote a former head of ICE under the Bush administration.

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