Task Force to Address Surge in Child Migrants Crossing Border

The increase of unaccompanied children caught crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. has prompted the Obama administration to create a multiagency task force, headed by the Federal Emergency Management Administration, to address the issue.

The move follows last month’s creation of a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Several Texas border areas, including the Del Rio and Rio Grande Valley sectors of the U.S. Border Patrol, have seen record-breaking arrivals of children crossing the Rio Grande alone, some of who are as young as 5, agents said.

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