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Bishops Conference: Unaccompanied Minors Are 'Refugees'

President Barack Obama and the GOP are back on opposing sides of the immigration debate. This, as the U.S. is seeing an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied children entering across the southern border to seek asylum.

Earlier this month, protesters in Murrieta, California blocked buses carrying undocumented women and children.

Some GOP lawmakers have even called for aid to be cut to Mexico and Central America until their governments address the immigration crisis. Still, the question remains: what should be done about the tens of thousands of children already here?

Fusion Live’s Mariana Atencio spoke with Kevin Appleby, director of Migration and Refugee Services at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It’s one of many faith-based organizations in the United States sending volunteers to the southern border to help attend to the detained minors. They’re providing basic needs such as food and blankets, as well as recruiting lawyers to represent these children across the country.

For more on this issue, watch the video below:

Bishops Conference: Unaccompanied Minors Are 'Refugees'

President Barack Obama and the GOP are back on opposing sides of the immigration debate. This, as the U.S. is seeing an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied children entering across the southern border to seek asylum.

Earlier this month, protesters in Murrieta, California blocked buses carrying undocumented women and children.

Some GOP lawmakers have even called for aid to be cut to Mexico and Central America until their governments address the immigration crisis. Still, the question remains: what should be done about the tens of thousands of children already here?

Fusion Live’s Mariana Atencio spoke with Kevin Appleby, director of Migration and Refugee Services at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It’s one of many faith-based organizations in the United States sending volunteers to the southern border to help attend to the detained minors. They’re providing basic needs such as food and blankets, as well as recruiting lawyers to represent these children across the country.

For more on this issue, watch the video below:

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