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In this April 19, 2011, photo, a member of the National Guard checks on his colleague inside a Border Patrol Skybox near the Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas. An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their parents has sent government and nonprofit agencies that handle their shelter, legal representation and reunifications scrambling to expand their services.

Child immigrant numbers soaring

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McALLEN, Texas (AP)-- An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services. On any given day this year, the U.S.

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