The Lone Seven-Year-Olds Leaving Home and Country Behind

African kids, like Central American kids, risk traveling alone, hoping for a better life

In refugee camps scattered around northern Africa there are children as young as seven who have left their homes in search of a way to emigrate to Italy and the EU. Their stories sound very familiar to anyone who has followed the flight of Central American minors across Mexico and …

Deacon Dave McNeill, far right, greets undocumented immigrants as they arrive at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces on Friday. (Carlos Sanchez -- Sun-News)