Just an odd observation.....but national data collectors say that between 1.5 and 3 million American teens....walk/run away from home each year and try to disappear. The amount of federal effort put into finding them and correcting the situation? Almost nothing.
300,000 illegal Latino teens entering the US? Well....we would be willing to spend $3 billion to house and handle them. We'd put hundreds of thousands of man-hours into their situation per year.
Yet we won't even look at the 1.5 million American teens.....actual American citizens....and their issue. We won't put them into protective camps on military bases. We won't put them on buses to San Diego. We won't hire lawyers to handle the legal issues involved.
What does it say about our society, our priorities, and our politics?