The recent increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has garnered national attention over the past few weeks as lawmakers look for answers on how to slow the influx of children entering the country.
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee held a field hearing in Texas to address the problem. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry testified before the committee saying more border patrol agents need to be added to secure the area.
Perry said this may be a humanitarian crisis now, but it could turn into a monumental tragedy if more children continue to make the dangerous journey from Central America to the United States.