Children Traveling Solo Across US Border

David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario about the growing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico attempting to migrate to the U.S. This  is five-minute NPR interview in both audio and text format and is definitely worth a listen!.

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318733312/children-traveling-solo-across-u-s-border-face-dangerous-trip

“Many of these children are being ordered to go to immigration court. The vast majority of these children – they’re not entitled to government appointed attorney, they can’t afford one. One study showed that 40 percent of these kids are eligible for some kind of relief to stay here in the United States. But they are largely not getting it. They’re being deported back to very dangerous situations, where these children could be killed.”