(FOXNEWS) — The Obama Administration said Monday it is “likely” that undocumented immigrant children who recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and are facing mortal danger in their home countries will be allowed to stay in the United States.

In the words of White House press secretary Josh Earnest, “These children – and other immigrants who are attempting to enter the country without documentation – will go through the immigration process and that means their claims of asylum will be considered by an immigration judge and by the asylum officials,” The Hill reported.

“What that means is that if an immigrant judge determines that they face credible threat of death upon their return to their home country, then again, I’m not an immigration judge. But it is likely that the immigration judge will find that that person should be granted humanitarian relief.”

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