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Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo

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Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo

Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo

 

Jude Joffe-Block

Over the summer, Phoenix's Central High School held a summer session for refugee children, including a handful of teenagers from Central America who had recently been released from shelters after crossing the border alone.

The number of unaccompanied child migrants apprehended at the Southwest border fell by almost half between June and July, and there are reports that the number arriving continues to fall. That trend has helped ease the crisis of finding shelter space to house these children. However the polarized debate on what do with these young migrants continues both at the political level and around the kitchen table. This is a story not on the debate itself, but on one family caught up in it.


Jude Joffe-Block was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2010 to 2017.