Children Escaping Violence & Poverty
Over 50,000 undocumented children (UAC) have entered the United States through the Southwestern border in the last 8 months, creating what some a calling a humanitarian crisis. As many as 90,000 children are expected to enter the country by the end of the year.
Many children are being sent to the United States alone without any adult supervision by family members hoping that by entering the United States their children will be spared the harsh realities of gang violence, drug cartels and civil unrest in their home countries. Categorized as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), these children hail mostly from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador.