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Special Program Thursday Night at the Library
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014

What would make you even consider sending your son or daughter on a dangerous 1,000-mile trek across Central America and Mexico knowing that physical and sexual assault could be a part of the ordeal? Approximately 65,000 Central American children, unaccompanied by any adult, have made this journey in 2014.   Many Americans are puzzled and angry about what is occurring.  At 6:00 p.m. on August 21, 2014, the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will be hosting a presentation about the conditions in Central America that are driving families to make these decisions and the current regulations that are the basis for the care of these children when they get to the U.S. The program will be presented by Nanci Gibbons, former Executive Vice President of BCFS, a San Antonio-based health and human services agency that has responded to the 2014 surge.  For the past 3 months, Nanci has rejoined BCFS to assist in caring for over 8,000 unaccompanied alien children throughout the U.S. Admission is free.

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