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America's Immigration Crisis, A Year Later09:46
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Undocumented immigrants on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Undocumented immigrants on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Remember the other migration crisis? The one on this continent last year? You might recall the busloads of children entering Murrieta, California, forced by protesters to turn around. It was part of a surge of unaccompanied minors taking the treacherous journey from Central America through Mexico to the U.S. border.

The numbers were already at a record high in 2013, and then last year, they almost doubled. The influx caused heated debates on national and local levels over what to do with the children. And then the topic dropped from the headlines.

Today, Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute to find out what happened to the children and the migration flow from Central America.

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This segment aired on September 16, 2015.

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