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

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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

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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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