News Words: Surge
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The United States is seeking shelter for young migrants who traveled without adult care to the U.S. southern border.
For months, border agents have faced a surge of migrants seeking asylum.
Families and single adults who are caught crossing illegally are expelled
but unaccompanied children are held in crowded shelters.
A surge is a sudden, unusually big increase in the number, level or size of something.
A storm surge, for example, is a rise in sea level from a powerful storm.