Mexican government announces new measures to keep migrants from traveling to US

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Humberto Mayans Canabal said security will be reinforced along the rail line and at train stations to prevent migrants risking their lives on the train.

A co-ordinator for Mexico's migration control said the government will implement new ways to stop migrants from using a freight train known as "The Beast."

MEXICO (NBC) - The Mexican government announced new measures to prevent migrants from traveling to the US Monday.

A co-ordinator for Mexico's migration control said the government will implement new ways to stop migrants from using a freight train known as "The Beast."

Humberto Mayans Canabal said security will be reinforced along the rail line and at train stations to prevent migrants risking their lives on the train.

Canabal said the government also wants to prevent gangs from preying on migrants.

The government said it's part of a bigger plan to deal with the huge influx of migrants from Central America traveling through Mexico to get to the US.

Last week Mexican authorities arrested eleven men who approached a group of migrants waiting to get on "The Beast" and demanded 100 dollars apiece.


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