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

Mexican kids at a shelter for children caught trying to enter the United States.

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

itoggle caption Gerry Hadden, NPR News

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.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.