Children at Risk pushing for changes in policy

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:41 PM

HOUSTON – There’s a push to help thousands of children crossing the border into the United States. They’re fleeing violence, mainly from countries like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Officials said they’re trying to reunite with family members, both in the U.S. and Mexico.

Houston city leaders came together Thursday calling for action to protect the children. Children at Risk is calling on the state to change the age-out provisions to be in line with federal law.

They want to increase the number of visas per year that could be adjusted to permanent residency, and increase the number of immigration attorneys on staff.

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