The Heat: Migrant Children Exploited in the U.S.

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Migrant children are being forced to illegally work in the United States while the government looks the other way.

They are lured by the American Dream. A better life, better schools and more opportunities. But once they get into the United States, thousands of immigrant children are being forced to work in illegal and often dangerous circumstances.

Joining the discussion:

  • Rafael Carranza is a reporter covering immigration for the Arizona Republic. 
  • Allen Orr is an attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Joseph Williams is a former senior editor for U.S. News and World Report. 
  • Brian Becker is the executive director of the ANSWER coalition.