Questions and answers about surge of Central American children at border; 700 sent to Arizona

  • by: ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 8, 2014 - 8:40 PM

SAN DIEGO — About 700 unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America were sleeping on plastic boards at a Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales, Arizona, this weekend, the vast majority flown from South Texas. It is the latest illustration of how a wave of immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala has overwhelmed U.S. border authorities. President Barack Obama called the surge a crisis last week and appointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead the government's response. Here are some questions and answers.

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