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Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

Immigration system under pressure as 50,000 children and teenaagers from Central America arrive in US in recent months.

Last updated: 10 Jul 2014 03:56
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More than 50,000 children and teenagers from Central American countries have arrived in the US in recent months.

The influx of young migrants, many of whom risk their lives in the process, has put immense pressure on the immigration system and caused a political uproar in some parts of US society.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Phoenix, Arizona.

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