How The U.S. Is Handling An Influx Of Children And Families At The Southwest Border

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:21pm
Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 3:45pm

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Toys at a temporary Border Patrol processing facility in Yuma on April 19, 2021.

The Biden administration is touting a dramatic drop in the number of unaccompanied minors held in Border Patrol facilities in the past month — an 84% drop, to be exact.

But that hasn't stopped many immigrants and immigrant rights groups from voicing their concerns about the lack of action from the Democratic administration.

Arizona Public Media's Alisa Reznick has been reporting from the border. The Show spoke with her to learn more about how things are looking there.

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