In particular, Mexico should expand the capacity of the National System for Integral Family Development DIF to house unaccompanied children, including in open centers and community-based placements. In response to similar findings with respect to adult migrants by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Mexican government told the commission that INM officials routinely notify apprehended migrants of their rights in writing. A child who has been separated from both parents, or from the previous legal or customary primary caregiver, but not necessarily from other relatives. The largest of these are Siglo XXI, in Tapachula, with a capacity of ; Acayucan, in Veracruz, with a capacity of ; and Iztapalapa, in the Federal District, with a capacity of We heard consistent reports of overcrowding in the largest immigration detention centers.
Indeed, organizations that work with asylum seekers and migrants report that immigration officials do not consistently provide other basic information to those who are apprehended, including the reasons for their detention or transfer from one place of detention to another.
How I crossed the border. Figure 5: I knew I risked danger.
Mexico afforded international protection to only 52 unaccompanied and separated children in the first 11 months of and to just 25 unaccompanied and separated children in all of