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Schori urges compassion on migrants

by a staff reporter

RELIGIOUS leaders have called on President Obama to respond "compassionately" to the mounting humanitarian crisis along the Texas border, where thousands of unaccompanied children have been trying to cross over from Central America.

In the past nine months, United States border officials say they have come across 52,000 unaccompanied minors, owing largely to a dramatic rise in the number of children fleeing from gang-related and other violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and ...

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