Mexico’s Other Immigration Problem

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A migrant from El Salvador who says he walked for three nights evading police checkpoints to reach Veracruz rests in the Casa de Migrantes. Another freight train is expected to arrive within days. The man says he will get onboard.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in the United States this week. His trip comes at a delicate moment. U.S. presidential contenders are calibrating their positions on illegal immigration. Calderon accuses the candidates of using Mexican migrants as “symbolic hostages.” He condemns the persecution of Mexicans here. But some accuse Calderon of being hypocritical. They say the way Mexico treats Central American immigrants is nothing to be proud of either.

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