Migrants wishing to reach the US try more risky routes after Mexico implements stricter border checks on pressure from the Washington.
Migrant detention centres, or 'concentration camps', in the US make the world more dangerous for everyone.
TRT World interviews Stef Biemans, a Dutch journalist who has lived in Central America for more than a decade.
Twenty-five-year-old Salvadorian Oscar Martinez Ramirez fled El Salvador with his 21-year-old wife and their daughter and decided to make the risky crossing from Mexico to the US on Sunday afternoon, according to a Mexican court report.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says forces deployed at the US border were not there to detain migrants who try to cross the border.
US President Donald Trump has gained notoriety for trying to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, for separating migrant families, and for placing young children in detention centres.
"In the northern part of the country we have a total deployment of 14,000, almost 15,000 units between the National Guard and the Army," says Luis Cresencio Sandoval, the head of Mexican Army.
Most migrants have much more deeply-rooted reasons to leave everything behind and walk towards the unknown.
Indigenous artisan Glafira Candelaria, who lives in the small central Mexico mountain village of San Nicolas, views Herrera's dresses as a blatant rip-off of her traditional wares.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a recorded message that the vote was "very good news."
With returns from 20 percent of polling stations counted, the preliminary results from the electoral tribunal gave centre-left candidate Sandra Torres 23.33 percent of the vote.
The country deployed 1,000 immigration agents in the north and south of Mexico amid heightened pressure from the US to reduce the surge of mostly Central American migrants through its territory
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