An emergency on the Texas border. Thousands of unaccompanied children arriving and must be taken care of by – who else – the American people!

headline reads – U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone! NYT is not about to take it this far but It should read – U.S. Setting up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths by the Thousands and Thousands Cross Border Alone!

With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young illegal migrants traveling by themselves, the Department of Homeland Security declared a crisis this week and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an Air Force base in San Antonio, officials said Friday.

ed in a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Tex., during a visit last Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday declared “a level-four condition of readiness” in the Rio Grande Valley. The alert was an official recognition that federal agencies overseeing borders, immigration enforcement and child welfare had been outstripped by a sudden increase in unaccompanied minors in recent weeks.

On Sunday, Department of Health and Human Services officials will open a shelter for up to 1,000 minors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, authorities said, and will begin transferring youths there by land and air. The level-four alert is the highest for agencies handling children crossing the border illegally, and allows Homeland Security officials to call on emergency resources from other agencies, officials said.

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The flow of child migrants has been building since 2011, when 4,059 unaccompanied youths were apprehended by border agents. Last year more than 21,000 minors were caught, and Border Patrol officials had said they were expecting more than 60,000

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  • Description: An emergency on the Texas border. Thousands of unaccompanied children arriving and must be taken care of by – who else – the American people! The N.Y.Times headline reads – U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone! NYT is not about to take it this far but It should read – U.S. Setting up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths by the Thousands and Thousands