This cause has been close to my heart for years, not only because these kids come from my neighboring countries, or my own place of birth, but because I understand the reasons why they parents are sending them to the U.S.
It breaks my heart to see the opposition of many and the hatred with which many people see them as criminals. Yes, they broke the law upon entering illegally but some are missing the point, they are refugees! They need humanitarian support and the help of Americans.
These children are not coming to harm our country but are refugees escaping from gang violence and poverty. They rather risk their lives on a dangerous journey than live in towns in which they might be forced to join gangs when they reach a certain age.
Here is the source from where I took the statistics above:
What the local churches are doing:
More posts to come in the topic.