Mexico’s Migrant Crackdown On Its Southern Border Raises Human Rights Questions
In 2012, a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security declared that Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala was now, essentially, the southern border of the U.S. Two years later, gang violence and poverty in Central America drove tens of thousands of young migrants from Mexico’s southern neighbors to cross into Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S.
Since then, the U.S. has expanded its own border enforcement efforts by assisting Mexico on its southern border. And in 2015, fewer Central Americans made it to the U.S. But, human rights activists say there’s also been evidence of a rise in abuses.
Lorne Matalon from the Fronteras Desk at Here & Now contributor KRTS in Marfa reports.
Lorne Matalon reports from KRTS in Marfa, not KJZZ in Phoenix as we incorrectly identified earlier.
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