The White House will ask Congress for $2 billion to help cut back the number of unaccompanied illegal minors entering the US from Central America. The emergency legislation will help to improve security, allow for more immigration judges and assist in expedited removal of those who enter the country illegally. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the southwest border since October, 2013. The majority are from Central American countries like Honduras and Guatemala. Obama warns:
Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.