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Why child migrants are fleeing Central America

Josué Jonas Ramirez, a teenager from El Salvador, is trying to reunite with his mother and brother in New York

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No Refuge: Children at the Border



Fault Lines investigates the child migration boom from Central America—what they've left behind and whether they'll be able to stay in the U.S.

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding along the U.S. border with Mexico. Unprecedented numbers of child migrants are being detained in overcrowded Border Patrol warehouses and refugee shelters.

Between 2011 and 2013, the number of unaccompanied minors detained at the border rose by 142 percent. By the end of fiscal year 2014, the number of child migrants detained at the border is expected to double again.

Fault Lines goes behind the numbers to find out why so many children are leaving Central America for the U.S., their battle for asylum upon arrival and the impact of this influx on the next chapter in a long battle over immigration reform.


CREDITS:
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producers: Reem Akkad @reemakkad, Laila Al-Arian @LailaAlarian, Correspondent: Teresa Bo @TeresaBo, Producer: Paul Abowd @PaulAbowd, Directors of Photography: Alfredo DeLara @elementzerofilm, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen, Additional Camera: Paul Abowd, Ivan Manzano, Omar Mullick, Fixer in El Salvador: Alexander Renderos, Fixer in Mexico: Tochiro Gallegos @tochirock, Editor: Warwick Meade @warwickmeade, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Associate Digital Producer Danielle Powell @DanielleJenene, Production Managers: Dana Merwin and Shannon Stanley, Translation and Transcription: Gabriela Duran, Viktorija Mickute @vikvicariously, Production Assistance: Viktorija Mickute

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