Skip to comments.In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants
Posted on 07/16/2013 4:15:06 PM PDT by CedarDave
Central Americans have been catching freight trains to the U.S. border for years, risking injury or worse for a free ride and a path clear of Mexican government checkpoints. But at a time when illegal immigration to the United States remains near its lowest point in four decades, the number of Central Americans going north has soared, putting new attention on the rail system that takes thousands to the border each year.
With lawmakers in Washington considering a broad revision of U.S. immigration laws, the image of the illegal border-crosser is no longer a farmworker jumping the fence in Tijuana, analysts say. It is a Central American teenager riding on top of a Mexican freight train.
The dangers of the journey are widely known and perhaps worse than ever. Neither the Mexican government nor the two dominant railroad companies here one of which is a U.S. subsidiary have managed to stop the masses of people from climbing atop the trains, or the criminals from targeting them along the route.
The result is a rolling gauntlet of rapes, kidnappings, homicides and maimings aboard Mexicos freight rail system, the backbone of the $1 billion-plus-a-day trade partnership between the United States and Mexico.
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Is that the Rubio Express?
But at a time when illegal immigration to the United States remains near its lowest point in four decades.............lies all lies..But at a time when illegal immigration to the United States remains near its lowest point in four decades..Where are all the Churches at ?Where are all the Pastors demanding Mexico welcome the strangers.Pastors tell us.. of all of us who are christians heed the call and welcome the strangers as Jesus implies we must do.Very weird how pastors and christians do not see fit to imply welcome the stranger for what they demand here in America, they do not convey this same attitude towards illegals in Mexico.Isn’t it about time, Mexico welcome the strangers in their country ?Stop deporting.Stop breaking up families