Tens of thousands of children face murderous street gangs, extortion and sexual violence in Central America. For those whose parents are legally in this country, President Obama pledged "an orderly alternative" to the terrifying journey through Mexico. But until they pass laborious screening, including DNA testing, they have to stay where they are — whatever the dangers might be. It's been a year since the President promised escape. Some 5400 kids have applied, but only 90 kids have even been interviewed. None has been admitted to the United States.
Is the US Breaking a Promise to Children at Risk?
Lavinia Limón - US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - @USCRIdc, Bill Frelick - Human Rights Watch - @BillFrelick, Michael D. Shear - New York Times - @shearm, Elizabeth G. Kennedy - San Diego State University - @EGKennedySD