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In Texas, a Look at the Border Children Crisis by the Numbers

Children fleeing to the U.S.-Mexico border have come by the hundreds each day, but not all of the southwest border is seeing such numbers.
Young immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014. AP

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas has been the portal for tens of thousands of children who have ventured to the U.S.-Mexico border over several months. There have been images of packed Border Patrol stations and lines of children and adults walking through the desert. Here’s a look at how many children border officials have apprehended day-by-day during May and June in the valley, compared to arrivals of unaccompanied children on other parts of the border and some key political responses during that period.

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– Suzanne Gamboa