Record Numbers of Child Immigrants Caught Crossing the Texas-Mexican Border Alone

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is traveling to South Texas to tour Border Patrol facilities amid the ongoing crush of immigrant children and families from Central America.

Johnson says his trip to the border Monday is focused on getting a firsthand view of the government-wide response to record numbers of child immigrants caught crossing the Mexican border alone.

This is the second trip Johnson has made to South Texas in two weeks. Most of the more than 52,000 immigrant kids crossed the border illegally in South Texas, the busiest area for illegal immigration along the Mexican border.