Immigration Reform: DOJ Announces New Priorities to Address Kids at Border

Posted on 07-10-2014 by
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Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America, as reported Wednesday by the Associated Press.

As a result, Deputy Attorney General James Cole also announced Wednesday that the Justice Department will implement a series of steps to help address the influx of migrants crossing the southern border of the United States. These include refocusing immigration court resources to adjudicate the cases of recent migrants; providing support and training to help address violence in Central America; and redoubling efforts to work with other federal agencies and the Mexican government to investigate and prosecute those who smuggle migrants to the United States.

What do you think? Do you agree these steps will help to serve as a stop-gap and assist in remedying the situation? 

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