In the wake of the U.S. Border Patrol capturing more than 52,000 unaccompanied young migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to cope with the surge.

Special Report: Child Migrant Crisis and U.S. Border Security

Quick facts:

  • The U.S. Border Patrol has captured more than 52,000 unaccompanied young migrants since last October
  • Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, nearly five times that of Mexico and twice that of Detroit
  • Guatemala received an estimated $5.4 billion in remittances last year from the U.S., according to World Bank data

To learn more, download our free report, Child Migrants and U.S. Border Security. 

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