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Immigrant children placed with undocumented adults, AP finds




Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. on June 18.
Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. on June 18.
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In recent years, younger migrants have been flocking to this country, often on their own.

Starting in 2014, tens of thousands of kids and teens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed into the United States. When they're detained, they are placed with grownups who look after them. 

A new report out from the Associated Press shows a majority of those kids were placed in the care of people who are, themselves, not here legally.

AP reporter Amy Taxin gathered all of this information. She joined host Alex Cohen with more. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.