Mexico's Crackdown on Central American Migrants

Number 27640
Subject Immigrants
Source In These Times (Chicago)
State
Year 2015
Publication Date May 12, 2015
Summary In January and February 2015, In These Times reporter Joseph Sorrentino interviewed dozens of Central American migrants along one of Mexico's main migration routes. He found that a Mexican government initiative to more aggressively police and deport migrants had forced them to take slower and more dangerous routes, leaving them easier prey to robbery, rape, extortion, kidnapping, assault and murder by gangs and narcos. Mexico's stepped-up border enforcement was the result of U.S. pressure on Mexico to halt the "surge" of Central American children reaching the U.S. border.
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Keywords mexico; central america; migration; police; deportation; danger
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