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In 2014 there has been a pick in the number of children trying to cross the US-Mexico border. This has provoked heated debates on the relevance on a human rights framework when looking at migrations from South to North America.
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With South Texas becoming a major entry point tot the US, there has been a surge in the number of unaccompanied minors from Mexico and other Central American countries.
This trend is saddening as it indicates a large number of migrants at the mercy of the US authorities. With greater emphasis on enforcement and closing-in policies, this trend will only become more dire and distressing.