LA Times Columnist: Increase of Illegal Minors Crossing Border Due To Amnesty Rumors Staff
Posted: Jun 10, 2014 10:23 AM
CINDY CARCAMO, LA TIMES: Well, actually, the White House just held a press conference earlier today in regards to that very matter. It seemed like they were playing damage control because they definitely were reiterating that the influx of unaccompanied minors and unaccompanied children coming in through Texas has to do with what's happening in Central America. You know, this not only crushing poverty, but also an increase in violence and particularly in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. And so because of this violence, is what the administration is saying, that's why these children are coming over. But also, at the same time, you're having parents with children coming over. So two things are happening at once.