Mexican Police Shoot Salvadoran Migrant Seeking Asylum in U.S.

HeadlineAug 02, 2019

In Mexico, a Salvadoran migrant was shot to death in front of his 8-year-old daughter by Mexican police in the northern border state of Coahuila on Wednesday night. According to witnesses, the father and his daughter, along with at least eight others, were waiting for a train to continue their journey to apply for asylum in the United States, when Mexican immigration agents and federal police raided the group and started shooting. Agents also separated a 2-year-old toddler from their mother, according to a local migrant shelter. In a statement, the shelter says, “The persecution of migrants in Mexico has reached an unsustainable extreme. We demand an end to this institutional cruelty, which is taking lives and leaving children orphaned as well as separating families and causing so much suffering provoked by the Mexican state.”

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