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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- Thousands of illegal kids entering the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and work without ramifications due to an "overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children's welfare," the Associated Press reported.
The chief reasons are an overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children’s welfare, an Associated Press investigation finds.
Driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants is the 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.
The Obama administration estimates it will catch 90,000 children trying to illegally cross the Mexican border without their parents by the end of the current budget year in September. Last year, the government returned fewer than 2,000 children to their native countries. -- Source
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