Mexico's Other Border Problem Might Be Its Biggest One
Activists accuse Mexico's Southern Border Program of failing to protect migrants from corruption and extortion by government officials.By Karen Rodriguez | July 27, 2016
Mexico's two-year-old Southern Border Program has prevented thousands of undocumented immigrants from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border.
"If it were not for the hard work of Mexico, ... we would have had much bigger problems on our borders," President Barack Obama said.
But while the program was supposed to offer safeguards for those leaving their countries, human rights groups say it's actually exposed migrants to more corruption and extortion by Mexican authorities.