https://www.yahoo.com/news/spooked-trump-central-american-immigrants-turn-mexico-135848994.htmlCentral American immigrants turn to Mexico
making a difference w/o the stupid wall. still feel sorry for this woman but her state needs to step in to help their own citizens.TENOSIQUE, Mexico (Reuters) - Cradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies play out.
Bautista fled Guatemala after gang members threatened to kill her and seized her home, demanding money to give it back.
Her ultimate goal is to reunite with her father and two sons up north, but for the time being, she believes applying for asylum in Mexico is smarter than trying to break into Trump's United States.
"I'm not going back to Guatemala," the 39-year-old said at the shelter in the southern Mexican city of Tenosique. "I have faith that we'll be able to cross but for now, at least, I'm staying in Mexico."
The Trump administration has pointed to a sharp decline in immigrant detentions in the first few months of this year as a vindication for the president's tough immigration policies, which have sent shudders through immigrant communities across the continent.