What You Need to Know About the Border Crisis

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  • Why the Surge?
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Why the Surge?

According to immigrant advocacy groups, many of the children and families are fleeing gang violence, criminal activity and poverty. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says some are victims of smugglers who've misrepresented the likelihood that the children will be permitted to stay in the U.S.

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