Mexican authorities are warning refugee mothers about men searching for to buy migrant children to enhance their probabilities of asylum on the United States border.
Officials have grown involved after men from ‘Central America or Haiti’ have been seen approaching mothers – particularly these deemed susceptible – on the Iglesia Evangelica Embajadores de Jesus shelter in Tijuana providing them $350 to buy a toddler to cross into the U.S.
It’s unknown if the men have been searching for to buy the children for their very own causes or in the event that they have been appearing as intermediaries for different migrants looking for any potential approach to circumvent their asylum requests with U.S. immigration officers.
According to a San Diego Union-Tribune Report, a 44-year-old Honduran mother has determined to preserve her sons by her aspect after she noticed men trying to buy children from mothers on the shelter.
‘I am unable to go to work as a result of I am unable to take my eyes off my boys,’ Antonia Portillo Cruz stated.
Portillo Cruz, whose sons are aged eight and 10, stated that no affords have been made to her however she fears the requests might very probably flip into kidnappings if the mothers do not settle for the phrases.
‘They need to rob our youngsters to allow them to cross into the United States,’ she added.
News of such tactic being employed by human traffickers within the neighborhood of the shelter prompted pastor Gustavo Banda to beef up the safety measures and chain down the doorway gate to the church.