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Influx of Undocumented Kids Overwhelms US Border Patrol

At least 47,000 children have been apprehended since October while illegally crossing the southwest U.S. border with Mexico. The influx of the minors in recent weeks – mostly coming from Central America and traveling without a parent – has overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol agents and Texas-area facilities set up to house detainees.      Hundreds of undocumented immigrant children are being held in detention centers near the border and many more have been sent to a special...

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