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Children Crossing the Border Alone Face Numerous Challenges

Last week the Obama Administration created a program to provide young children crossing the border without their parents with lawyers to help them navigate their way through immigration court. Obtaining adequate legal representation isn’t the only challenge children caught crossing the border illegally face. In a series of investigative reports, the Houston Chronicle has documented […]

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Last week the Obama Administration created a program to provide young children crossing the border without their parents with lawyers to help them navigate their way through immigration court.

Obtaining adequate legal representation isn’t the only challenge children caught crossing the border illegally face. In a series of investigative reports, the Houston Chronicle has documented the many challenges this ever-growing number of children face — from spending time in detention facilities to alleged abuse inside those facilities.

Vernon Loeb, managing editor with the Houston Chronicle joins us to tell us more about the growing problem of young undocumented immigrants right here in Houston.

More: Investigative Reports from the Houston Chronicle:
Child crisis growing along southern U.S. border
Crossing Alone Pt. 1: Children fleeing to U.S. land in shadowy system
Crossing Alone Pt. 2: Unaccompanied children in country illegally still lack federal protection

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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