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Number of Children Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Rises

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Number of Children Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Rises

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Number of Children Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Rises

Number of Children Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Rises

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Mexican kids at a shelter for children caught trying to enter the United States. Gerry Hadden, NPR News hide caption

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An increasing number of children cross into the United States from Mexico in recent years, with the U.S. Border Patrol arresting about 35,000 Mexican children in 2002. Many of their parents are already working illegally in the United States and pay smugglers to bring their children north. Hear NPR's Gerry Hadden.