Immigrant surge: minors on their own

By Frances Robles New York Times News Service Published Jun 4, 2014 at 12:01AM
Meridith Kohut / New York Times News Service An 18-year-old Honduran, left, and his 14-year-old cousin hitch a ride near Tenosique, Mexico. A recent rush of mostly Central American children attempting to enter the U.S. is so severe the U.N. declared it a humanitarian crisis.
Meridith Kohut / New York Times News Service Three girls eat breakfast in an animal shed they use as a playhouse at a Tenosique, Mexico, migrant shelter where the population of women and children has more than doubled in recent months.