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Abuse on Both Sides of Border?



By Bill O'Neil

The calls for action--on both sides of the border--are growing louder, as a flood of undocumented Central American immigrant children continues in to the United States through Mexico. 

Those calls point to allegations of abuse in both the United States and Mexico. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a complaint on behalf of more than one-hundred children--who claim they are the victims of abuse and mistreatment at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.  

Meanwhile, Senator John Cornyn continues to press the White House to step up--and take action to address what has become a humanitarian crisis. 

"The truth of the matter is the federal government's resources are overwhelmed" Cornyn said, before pointing to an Amnesty International report suggesting six in ten women and girls making the trip will become sex assault victims.

"We have no idea how many start that journey... and how many simply drop off along the way because they have been kidnapped, murdered" Cornyn said.   


 

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