Mexico also dealing with wave of undocumented immigrants

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 9:10pm

A Mexican expert on migrants blasted her government for not doing enough to stem the flow of young migrants trying to get to the U.S. from Central America.

Mexico is the popular crossing point for central americans, especially children, who are trying to get to the U.S.

It's a dangerous journey. The migrants ride trains almost 2,000 miles and many migrants are raped, extorted and kidnapped by gangs.

Mexico's foreign minister said his country must work with Central American governments to help migrants.

A migration expert, Dr. Leticia Calderon Chelius said the government doesn't really care. she said the government speaks of 50,000 children migrants like it was 5 migrants.

She said young women migrants prepare to be sexually assaulted, they take contraceptives before making the trip.

A 17-year-old migrant who's waiting for the next train said it's a dangerous trip. He said mothers and children should not make the trip. They suffer too much.

Many mothers with children stop at a refuge in San Luis Potosi. One pregnant woman from El Salvador said she was forced to leave home because her family was threatened.

The number of children migrants arriving at the U.S. border continues to increase despite statements by President Barack Obama that children who arrive at the U.S. border will be deported.


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