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In week, Mexico finds 370 abandoned child migrants

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials said Saturday that in one week they found 370 migrant children who had apparently been abandoned by traffickers paid to take them to the United States.

The children were rescued in 14 Mexican states between March 17 and 24, and the youngest was 9 years old, the National Migration Institute said in a statement, adding that 163 of the children under 18 were found traveling alone.

Most migrants heading through Mexico to the United States come from Central America. They face the threat of accidents, robbery, rape or being forcibly recruited by criminal gangs along the way.

The institute said the children told officials the human traffickers abandoned them after being paid between $3,000 and $5,000. Sometimes migrants make the journey to the United States, then once established pay traffickers to bring their children north.

It said most of the children showed signs of extreme fatigue, dehydration and foot injuries, along with disorientation at being abandoned at unknown, often dangerous, locations.

Father Heyman Vazquez, director of a refuge for migrants in Huixtla, Chiapas, said he is seeing more and more children making the dangerous trek across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States.

"Every day more minors make the trip, often entire families with babies, but at other times children as young as 6 accompanied by other children only a bit older than they are," Vazquez told The Associated Press.

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mari March 30 2014 at 8:13 AM

this is so sad....poor children

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Kongo2Kuba March 29 2014 at 9:37 PM

The men who left those children will pay dearly and should..One NEVER ever abandons a helpless child EVER!

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Anne March 29 2014 at 10:59 PM

It is not just the Mexicans. The Northeast has many illegal Chinese. Some came as construction workers with work Visa. Another company took over and told the workers their work visa was renewed when they were not. Other adult children from various nations get their elderly parents visa to visit them here when they are very ill (kidney or liver failure) because it is not our policy to let people die. They don't get medical coverage but get ER care. In their country they die. Several nations will not cover hemodialysis for those age 65 and over. No easy solutions. Sad.

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ghengisann Anne March 29 2014 at 11:06 PM

Thanks for info Anne.

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ameritter Anne March 29 2014 at 11:37 PM

I know a social worker who is Persian and said they have a fast track for Middle Eastern people to come to Los Angeles and signs them up for welfare. Problem is that most of these people have a lot of money from oil but come to have there children educated here and receive welfare.

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Tom March 30 2014 at 7:03 AM

So if I had read the story correctly. The parents had already left their kids and had snuck across the border to the United States and after making some money had sent for their children.
So if the parents stay in their own country this will not be a problem.

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suncruzma March 29 2014 at 9:40 PM

This is sad should not be happening your children may never reach America an if they do what do you think will happen thier are so many bad people in this world do you truly know what you are doing to them. Once you leave them they are exploited to many tragic things in life. prostitution the biggest thing keep your children with you without you they have no hope. You are paying people to put them down the wrong path of life

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Fred March 30 2014 at 6:57 AM

Why are we always threated with SS money running out and people pay weekly to the fund but there is never never any talk about welfare running out of money,,,,,,,,

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cggeorgina March 30 2014 at 6:54 AM

great! They will make believe they were born here, and jump on the benefits wagon and rece3ive more benefits than real Americans (example Dream Act, Medicaid, Housing, Public Education, food, clothing, furniture, I phones, free lawyers etc, etc,etc.

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Kimlite March 30 2014 at 10:18 AM

I can't blame someome else for wanting what I have. I just happed to be born here. There are ways to get it legally. It seems that everyone wants to prey on the weaker. It doesn't matter if you are looking for someone to cut your yard or to take your children across the border for a better life.

I don't believe we should give the illegals free money, housing, or medical. I also believe that if your parents are illegals then they should be sent back after you are born (sorry). So either you go with them or you stay and get adopted by an American citizen. I also don't believe that we should sell our land to non citizens. (BUT this is my opinion)

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Per Bailey March 30 2014 at 10:56 AM

Abortion laws vary in Mexico.

Central America, South America, almost all of Africa, and Indonesia must have alphas who know that the extreme danger to ALL other life is mostly caused by one species, humans, who are propagating sans any limitations.

Truly! the media must awaken everyone to the fact that human beings are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaur. We ARE in the 6th major extinction event in the history of Earth!

Please take a listen to Albert Einstein in 1954!
"I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even DANGEROUS for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when OVERPOPULATION in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet."

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itchy1958 March 30 2014 at 10:57 AM

The north American Tsunami.

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