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June 6, 2015

Leaked Images: One Year Later, Border not Secure, Children Left in Limbo
By Bob Price

Despite the year-long dialog and a massive law enforcement surge along the Rio Grande Sector by state and federal officials, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is still wide open in many areas and illegal immigrants continue to be smuggled into this country. During a meeting with members of the media this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Breitbart Texas that the effort by Texas to secure the border has slowed the surge of immigrants from 1,000 crossings per day to 10,000 per month. He said that is not good enough and pledged to use the recently allocated $800 million to continue to secure the border and stop the flow of human smuggling and drugs into Texas. Earlier this week, Fox News Latino reported that tens of thousands of immigrant children remain in limbo today. Of the more than 60,000 cases of minors who entered the U.S. in FY 2014, more than 43,000 cases remain unresolved. Only forty percent of these children have had attorneys assigned to look after their cases. Fox News obtained this information from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The TRAC reveals that nearly 12,000 minors have crossed during FY 2015 and two-thirds of these children have no representation. The report credits the decrease in crossings in part to Mexico’s stepped-up efforts to intercept and deport unaccompanied minors who crossed their southern border and were heading to the U.S.

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