Border lockups brimful with kids

Texas lawmen gear up to halt crossings by Central Americans

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 5:01 a.m.

Detainees sleep or watch television Wednesday in a U.S. customs holding cell in Nogales, Ariz., where hundreds of children, mostly from Central America, are being held and processed.

Children's faces pressed against glass. Hundreds of young boys and girls covered with aluminum foil-like blankets next to chain-link fences topped with barbed wire. The pungent odor that comes with keeping people in close quarters.

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