Joining Sheilah to explain how the system works and give some ideas about how it should work now that so many unaccompanied children have shown up is Molly McGrath-Tierney, former director of Baltimore City’s Department of Social Services, now a management consultant. With us by phone is Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of the Baltimore Archdiocese, which has been in the news lately for offering to house about 50 unaccompanied children at St. Vincent's Villa in Timonium.
Then, we talk with Salvadoran reporter Hector Silva Avalos about what’s driving Central American children to enter the United States. He's a research fellow at American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. He’s also a former Deputy Chief of Mission at the Salvadoran Embassy in Washington.