A rise have been recorded in children attempting to cross the US-Mexico borders. People from many Latin American countries hand over their children to smugglers who help the kids cross borders.Often these kids end up at the migration facilities at the US-Mexico borders.
The rise from 380 to nearly 3,500 has overtaken the facilities at Mexico’s reception centres, it says.The children are also mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico itself. Half arrived without parents.
Nearly 300 kids are attributed to their stock daily as they wait to cross into the US or are sent back.
In border towns like Reynosa, migrant families are making makeshift camps.
“We are very concerned that living conditions for migrant children and
parents in Mexico could soon weaken further,” said Jean Gough, Unicef’s local director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Many families will end up trying to send their children over the border alone or via people traffickers, in the hope that – once inside the US – President Joe Biden’s administration will reunite them with family members there, reports the BBC’s Latin American correspondent Will Grant.
However, the Mexican government has lately sent troops to its southern border to clamp down on immigration north. Many more alone young people and vagabonds’ families are fit to be detained in the coming weeks friend says.
Reports say Mr Biden is concerned about hiring in more people amid a record influx at the US-Mexico border.