Politics: Child Migrants

Rep. Ben Ray Luján attempted to draw attention to the human aspect of the border crisis by recounting reports of kidnapped, beaten, and killed children and journalists. In Honduras, a child was being recruited by a local gang. When the parents got involved, the gang killed the entire family and used them as a scapegoat. After listening to Luján, Obama was sympathetic towards the Democratic response to the situation. However, he continued to insist that Congress make changes to a law allowing for speedier deportation of children, which could apprehend up to 90,000. The Democrats have come to a consensus that the most humane plan would involve quickening the immigration cases by hiring more judges and prioritizing these cases.

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