FORT SILL — Among the 600 to 1,200 undocumented youths arriving this week at Fort Sill near Lawton, there will be kids escaping sex trafficking, gang violence and drug warfare. Some will be seeking family members in the U.S., while others may be alone and wanting a fresh start.
Record numbers of children and youths from Central American countries trying to illegally enter the U.S. since October have overwhelmed border control agents and detention facilities. A federal crisis has been declared, temporarily moving youth to three military bases across the country.
Here are the most asked questions about the situation: