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The Source: 50,000 Children And Counting

David Martin Davies
TPR News
Youth in Honduras gathering around to share a free meal.

More than 50,000 minors have entered the U.S. from Central America and long-term answers to the current humanitarian crisis on the border are hard to come by. 

Much finger wagging is happening and blame is being assigned, but what are the current needs of these youth right now? What are some possible solutions?

State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who is currently running for lieutenant governor, has called on the state to quickly make it possible for local shelters to take in some of these kids.

Advocates are asking the country to consider allowing these children to stay rather than sending them back to the sometimes violence-torn countries they escaped.

Deborah Fowler, deputy director of Texas Appleseed, wrote today in several newspapers that turning away kids was not something the United States has done in the past and shouldn't do now.


*This is the second segment in the July 2 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM.  Audio from this segment will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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