Illegal child immigrants could legally stay in US for years

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Updated: 6/22/2014 9:50 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of immigrant children are fleeing poverty and violence in Central America and crossing alone into the United States.

They can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work in the U.S. for years without consequences.


An Associated Press investigation finds two main reasons.

One is an overburdened and deeply flawed system of immigration courts.

The second is a 2002 law that's intended to protect children's welfare.

And what's driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants?

There's a recognition throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that children who make the dangerous trip can effectively remain in the U.S. for years before facing even a moderate risk of deportation.

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kika1827 - 6/22/2014 11:40 PM
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all i hear is B.S from some snot nose people such as yourselves! How inconsiderate & black hearted could you possibly be? Weather black, white, orange, red or brown? These are HUMAN BEINGS! just like me & you! we should be looking out FOR EACH OTHER! not just "our own" what exactly is "our own" any way?? its people like you who would like to believe that your sh** dont stink but as a news flash?? IT DOES HONEY! stop trying to act better then most because in the long run? ...its people LIKE YOU that i feel sorry for.

fastd - 6/22/2014 6:59 PM
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Brought to you by your local and national Chamber of Commerce,all companies want is cheep labor and they have made it clear that All American Citizens are replaceable and disposable.Please keep voting to keep "your" bought and paid-for government officials on both sides of the isle in office for years or until they can cash-out and go work directly(lobbyist)for the people they really serve.

American Girl - 6/22/2014 11:27 AM
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What a waste of tax payers money! What about the starving children in this country, or the violence to US citizens caused by these immigrants. This country is bankrupt - we need to just take care of our own.

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