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Drop in kids crossing the border

4 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, July 21 2014 Jul 21, 2014 July 21, 2014 6:42 PM July 21, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- The number of unaccompanied kids crossing the border has dropped by about half according to the White House.

Press Secretary Josh Earnest says a daily average of about 150 children were caught along the Rio Grande border with Mexico in the first two weeks of July compared to an average of 355 per day last month.

President Obama met with his national security team on Monday about the border crisis and will meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the countries that are home for most of the children.

The U.S. warns it will send the kids back promptly and urged those governments to take steps to stem the flow of the children.

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