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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
A Historical Assessment July 16, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"And this gaping hole that we have in our border in the McAllen sector of the Texas border, where we now have 57,000 unaccompanied children who have come into the United States—many of them hustled across 2,500 miles or more from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala through Mexico, and there is a significant number yet from Mexico coming into the United States—these unaccompanied minors are hauled up here by coyotes who may live in those communities and recruit these kids."
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"But now we face a challenge because the number of children unaccompanied coming into the United States is reaching recordbreaking proportions."
Making Continuing Appropriations During A Government Shutdown June 11, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Second, there is turmoil in Mexico and Central America. That is a fact. I am sure that is a factor in decisions being made by some to leave. But there is an issue that has been overlooked here time and again which needs to be addressed. There is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book entitled “Enrique’s Journey.” The author is an L.A. Times writer named Sonia Nazario. She started following the paths of children—children—coming into the United States from Mexico and Central America and even South America. Here is what she found after her investigation: 48,000 children a year coming across the border into the United States, some as young as 7 years old, half of them without any escort. How do they get in? Well, many of them jump on freight trains. Can my colleagues imagine, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-year-olds jumping on a freight train to come into the United States, trying to get here by themselves—half of them by themselves? Why? Seventy-five percent gave the same reason: To find my mother. To find my father."
The Decline And Fall Of Great Civilizations June 10, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"It was a bit appalling to hear a spokesman for the Obama administration is saying they have no idea why there is such a tremendous surge in the numbers of children coming into the United States."
Dhs Acquisition Accountability And Efficiency Act June 9, 2014
Jeffrey Duncan, R-SC
"DHS is now the third largest Federal department with a budget authority of almost $60 billion. A significant amount of the budget is used to buy systems and programs used to secure our borders, protect our shores, and scan people and cargo coming into the United States, among other missions. Unfortunately, many of these major acquisition programs cost more, are late, and do less than is expected."

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