Kids Crossing Border Risk Losing Legal Protections, Rights Groups Say

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Immigration activists protest youth deportation.

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Activists protest against deportation that leads to separation of families, Monday, July 7, 2014, in front of the White House in Washington.

The surge of unaccompanied youth crossing from Mexico into the United States has become a political issue, with the White House facing pressure to expedite the return of kids to their home countries.

As President Obama visits Texas this week, he is urging Congress to add immigration judges and detention facilities to speed up the legal process required by law.

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