Detentions Of Migrant Children 11 And Younger Up 541 Percent In Mexico

By Roque Planas

The Mexican government detained more child migrants from January to November than in all the years from 2009 to 2012 combined, according to newly released government figures cited by news site Animal Político.

This year’s detention of 21,547 child migrants by Mexican authorities marks a 178 percent increase over the same 11-month period the year before. For children ages 11 years and younger, the rise was even steeper, with a 541 percent rise over last year.

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Source: More Fitness

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