Tijuana authorities probe migrant groups attempting to buy children to cross border with

Tijuana authorities probe migrant groups attempting to buy children to cross border with
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[Ed. – Horrifying. Apparently the groups look for vulnerable single mothers to prey on. Next stop: outright kidnapping? Mexico would have a legitimate grievance against the U.S. for effectively encouraging this – but it’s not with the president or DHS; it’s with congressional Democrats and the courts.]

Some migrants in Tijuana are trying to purchase children from vulnerable single mothers in local shelters so they can more easily cross into the United States, according to shelter directors, migrants and Tijuana law enforcement authorities.

Migrants in Tijuana shelters said they are alarmed after reports of single mothers being approached by groups of men who have offered to buy children to improve their chances of safely crossing into the United States.

A decades-old legal document, known as the Flores agreement, says migrant children should only be held briefly in U.S. border custody, which often means they are released, along with the parent or guardian with whom they crossed while they wait for their asylum cases to make their way through clogged immigration courts.

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