Mexico, US arrested 40,000 child migrants since 2010

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As the world watches Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis, Mexico is dealing with a similar crisis with of its own.

A new report released says Mexico’s apprehension of child migrants from three Central American countries is expected increase and surpass U.S. numbers.

It’s a new role for the country in an ongoing crises that has seen thousands of youths fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in the last year. But this latest trend may have shocking consequences when it comes to migrant’s rights in the country. CCTV’s Martin Markovits filed this report.

Follow Martin Markovits on Twitter @MartinMarkovits.

Mexico, US arrested 40,000 child migrants since 2010

As the world watches Europe's refugee and migrant crisis, Mexico is dealing with a similar crisis with of its own. A new report released says Mexico's apprehension of child migrants from three Central American countries is expected increase and surpass U.S. numbers. It's a new role for the country in an ongoing crises that has seen thousands of youths fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in the last year. But this latest trend may have shocking consequences when it comes to migrant's rights in the country. CCTV's Martin Markovits filed this report.


Human rights expert Sarnata Reynolds on Life-threatening situations for Children

Children and teenagers from parts of Central America are fleeing potentially life-threatening situations. Girls face rape. Boys recruitment into gangs.
Sometimes schools are transformed from a place of learning to a headquarters for gangs.

For more on Central American Children’s potentially life-threatening situations, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviewed Sarnata Reynolds, a Senior Advisor on Human Rights with Refugees International.

Follow Sarnata Reynolds on Twitter @sarnatareynolds.
Follow Elaine Reyes on Twitter @ElaineReyesTV.

Human rights expert Sarnata Reynolds on Life-threatening situations for Children

Children and teenagers from parts of Central America are fleeing potentially life-threatening situations. Girls face rape. Boys recruitment into gangs. Sometimes schools are transformed from a place of learning to a headquarters for gangs. For more on Central American Children's potentially life-threatening situations, CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviewed Sarnata Reynolds, a Senior Advisor on Human Rights with Refugees International.