• The U.S.-Mexico border fence in Nogales, Ariz. on June 27, 2009. Photo by Flickr user Ryan Bavetta
    June 10, 2014   BY Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras 

    The federal government is scrambling to house a surge of Central American migrant children traveling alone across the border. These children are supposed to be held in Department of Homeland Security custody fewer than 72 hours before they’re transferred to shelters. But as Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Desk, the government can’t keep up.
    Obama administration officials said Monday federal agencies are requesting more than $2 billion from Congress to pay for more shelters. Continue reading