/ Modified jul 30, 2014 1:23 p.m.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

AP - NOGALES CHILD SLEEPS Child sleeps in one of the holding areas for Central American kids shelter in Nogales, Ariz. (PHOTO: AP)

A Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales, Ariz. has been home to thousands of children and teens for almost a month.

The minors took a dangerous trek from Central America to the U.S. where they crossed illegally. Some are as young as four years old traveling without their parents.

Fernanda Echavarri has been covering the influx of unaccompanied minors and brings us a look into how experiencing detention and separation from parents can affect the children’s mental health.


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