Last year, almost 70,000 unaccompanied minors were detained at America's border with Mexico after arduous journeys all the way from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Now, many are being intercepted in Southern Mexico and sent home, where many are killed by criminal gangs in league with corrupt officials. Human rights groups say their rights to apply for asylum are being denied — in violation of international law. While the US continues to argue about immigration, is it turning its back on a humanitarian crisis?
America Outsources Border Control
Maureen Meyer - Washington Office on Latin America - @meyermc, Rory Carroll - Guardian - @rorycarroll72, Jessica Vaughan - Center for Immigration Studies - @JessicaV_CIS, Michelle Brané - Women's Refugee Commission - @MichelleBrane