USA Child migrant crisis: at least 85 percent of minors released into US

Deportation is not currently a widely used option, according to figures from the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for taking care of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

Eduardo Verdugo/AP

While President Obama has warned Central American parents not to send their children to the United States because they will be returned, at least 85 percent of boys and girls detained recently for illegally crossing the Southwest border have been released from shelters here.