Cruz quoted in `The Arizona Republic’
An article in the March 26 Arizona Republic about the risks of smuggling kids across the U.S./Mexico border, titled, “Targeting child smuggling at entry ports may backfire,” featured comments by Evelyn Cruz, associate clinical professor and director of the Immigration Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Cruz was quoted by reporter Daniel González as saying most parents don’t want to send their children through the desert, so they are hiring people to bring them through a port of entry.
“Some of these kids are trying to reunite with a parent or a relative in the U.S.,” Cruz told González. “Others are kids (who), because of extreme poverty or gangs in their country are trying to get to the U.S. so they can help provide for their families back home.”
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