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2014-06-24

AMERICA/UNITED STATES - Over 160 thousand immigrants in Texas, 37 thousand children are alone

El Paso (Agenzia Fides) - According to data released by the spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security of Texas, of the Border Police and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, so far this year 2014 at least 160,000 unauthorized persons have been stopped in the valley of Rio Grande (Texas). This figure has already exceeded the number of 154 483 immigrants recorded throughout the previous year, according to government authorities of Texas. "More than half of these people come from countries other than Mexico and 37,000 children are alone or unaccompanied". Currently, authorities in Texas are spending $ 1.3 million every week for operations concerning the fight against crime, particularly against drug cartels that operate on the borderline. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 24/06/2014)

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