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The desperate Trek: Mexico’s border cities are getting overwhelmed with migrants

The desperate Trek: Mexico’s border cities are getting overwhelmed with migrants

The desperate Trek: Mexico’s border cities are getting overwhelmed with migrants | 22 Dec 2016 | In a surge Mexican officials are calling unprecedented, some 15,000 migrants from outside Latin America passed through Baja California this year — nearly five times the number seen in 2015. More than a third of the detainees being held in California immigration holding centers in September were from outside Latin America, U.S. officials say. As they traverse a circuitous and dangerous path up the spine of South America, Central America and Mexico, they have strained resources along the route and presented new challenges for securing America’s southern border.

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