2,000 AFRICAN MIGRANTYS SEEKING TO ENTER U.S. FROM MEXICO

MEXICO CITY-- During the past three months, some 2,000 African migrants, including minors, have arrived in Nuevo Laredo in the northeast Mexican state of Tamaulipas, with the intention of seeking asylum in the United States.

They have travelled by boat from Cameroon, Congo or Kenya to Brazil, and then travelled through Central America and Mexico until they arrived in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, where they seek to cross into Laredo, Texas.

Officials of Mexico's National Institute of Migration told the La Jornada newspaper that between 15 and 25 Africans cross the border every day. They reach the Uno international bridge, where they wait their turn to meet with US immigration authorities in Laredo.

During this period, an estimated 2,000 African citizens entered Mexico fleeing violence, natural disasters and epidemics, including cholera.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK