Desperate migrants flood US-Mexican border

Rumour of shift in immigration policy contributes to surge in minors and women crossing into US from Central America.

    Thousands of unaccompanied children, as well as mothers with babies, from Central America are illegally crossing into the US over the Mexican border in search of better lives and to escape violence and poverty.

    Once inside the US they turn themselves over to authorities in hopes of getting permission to stay permanently. But officials say smugglers are making false promises of benefits to the migrants.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Nogales on the Mexican side of the border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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