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Number of Undocumented Children Who Cross U.S. Border Alone Has Tripled

Stateline, the daily news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts, quotes Jessica Jones in an article on the sharp increase in the number of children fleeing violence in Central America.

Every day, 80 to 120 children cross the Texas border illegally — and alone.

What’s happening in Texas reflects a nationwide trend: Immigration by undocumented children under 18 is on the rise, even as fewer adults come into the country illegally.

Read the article here.