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Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants

The wave of Central American child migrants heading to the United States in recent months, feeding a humanitarian crisis there, is showing some signs of abating.

Bus operators here say they are noticing a decline in the number of unaccompanied children headed to the border. The police have detained fewer young migrants at checkpoints. And the United States Border Patrol has reported a dip in the number of children and families apprehended in Texas, where migrants have been arriving in droves for months.

Since October, about 57,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended across the southwest border, double the number during a similar period the previous year.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/world/americas/trying-to-slow-the-illegal-flow-of-young-migrants-at-the-border-reports-show-decline-in-texas.html?_r=0

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