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Texas lawmakers tour child immigrant shelters


POSTED: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 1:38pm

As the number of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border soars
the Obama administration is increasing its warnings to Central American families not to send their children on the treacherous journey.

Meanwhile, top Texas lawmakers toured a shelter Monday where the minors are being kept.

Agents say they're catching as many as 1,200 to 1,400 migrants a day in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, leading some to call this a refugee crisis, not an immigration issue.

"Everybody has found themselves just a little overwhelmed with the amount traffic that we're dealing with," says Raul Ortiz of U.S. Border Control.

In a statement to Central American parents, the Homeland Security Secretary is warning "there are passes at the end."

Since October more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the southern border.

Finding space for all the migrants continues to be difficult and plans to transfer some to California to ease the overload in texas have been at least temporarily canceled.


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Pack them all up and send their asses back to wherever they came from. Once in this country it is easy to obtain a American birth certificate, drivers license and social security card. I checked on line and I can purchase a fake American birth certificate with the seal and everything for less than $300.00. I asked the Texas DPS drivers license office in Tyler, Texas and was told that as long as they produce an American Birth Certificate or are a legal alien that DPS couldn't refuse them. Sad

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