In the latest twist to the stories of abuse received by asylum seekers almost every day, Mexico immigration officials have been accused of extorting group of migrants waiting at the US border. The increasingly dangerous nature of migrating to the US as asylum seekers is obvious to all - criminal gangs do all sort of things to migrants. Earlier in February, a report by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed that the US had been forced to test young girls amidst the migrants for pregnancy since they are usually victims of several rapes. As thousands of asylum seekers are waiting at the US-Mexico border hoping to get asylum in the US, it has been discovered that some Mexican immigration officials order migrants to pay as high as $3,500 if they want to remain at the border. The massive wait at the border is as a result of the bar the current US administration has placed on the number of asylum that can be treated per day. This metering process exposes migrants to more dangers, including extortion as well as kidnapping by criminal gangs.
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