Border crisis: First hand look


POSTED: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:35am

Texas leaders tour facilities where unaccompanied immigrant children are being held. Danielle Leigh reports.

(NBC News) 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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When you look at the world and you consider where we have and are fighting, when you look at all the grief and misery and bloodshed we have contributed to and all the people that we have caused to become refugees it seems rather hypocritical that when we are suddenly on the receiving end of the refugee trail we complain and moan and want to immediately send them back.

Perhaps Justice is truly poetic???

As ye sow so shall ye reap.

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