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As U.S. and Mexico Tighten Borders, Central American Migrants Increasingly Turn South

January 13, 2016

In July 2014, at the peak of the Central American migration crisis in the U.S., officials in Mexico announced a plan to stem the tide of illegal entries on the country’s porous southern border with Guatemala. Dubbed Programa Frontera Sur, the new policy was partly responsible for a dramatic drop in the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the U.S....

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