Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.

 

The California Democrat will also tour the South Texas Detention Facility where a group of minors are being held.

 

Pelosi’s office said on Friday that the minority leader won’t actually meet with the children at the detention center.

 

More than 50,000 unaccompanied children from central America have crossed the border into the United States since last October, but federal law says the U.S. cannot immediately turn the minors away if they are from non-contiguous countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/nancy-pelosi-border-detained-minors-108371.html#ixzz35sSSlA34

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