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Mexico crackdown stopping many migrant children from reaching U.S.
Mexico crackdown stopping many migrant children from reaching U.S.

Mexico’s agreement last year to crack down on Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States has led to large deportations of unaccompanied minors back to Guatemala and neighboring countries and far fewer children reaching the U.S.-Mexico border, a new study says. The Pew Research Center, analyzing Mexican and U.S. government data, said apprehensions of minors at the U.S.-Mexico border by U.S. officials decreased to 12,509 from 21,403 in the first five months of the fiscal year beginning in October. Deportations back to Central America of unaccompanied minors by Mexican authorities, who previously had largely turned a blind eye to migrants crossing the...

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