Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Mexican lawmaker urges database to track young border crossers

Over 237,000 adolescents returned by U.S. in 2011

Mexican flag
Mexican flag

In a December 17 posting on El Sol de Tijuana’s website, it was reported that a member of the PRI political party stated that a reliable database must be created to keep track of children and adolescents repatriated after crossing the border to the U.S. Doing so would safeguard their rights and protect them from the risk of exploitation, said Flor Ayala Robles Linares.

The legislator noted that in 2011, U.S. authorities handed over about 237,014 children and adolescent migrants of various nationalities who traveled alone and were intercepted at the border. Of the returned children, about 11,520 were Mexican nationals; the balance were ostensibly from countries further south.

"The repatriation process is reduced to a cold bureaucratic formality not serving the best interests of the child,” said Robles Linares, who urged a point of agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Migration Institute, and the National System for Integral Development of the Family (DIF) to create a database of unaccompanied minors.

The National System for the Integral Development of the Family reported that domestic violence occurs in one of every three Mexican households, which leads to around 20,000 children and adolescents to flee their families, making them easy prey for sexual exploitation.

Robles Linares mentioned that the implementation of public policies that promote the well-being and protection of minors should not vary from government agency to another or from one municipality to another and be subject to the discretion of responsible public servants.

The proposed database would include biometric information documenting transfers, any type of abuse by border officers of both countries, origin, cities of travel and access routes, places where the minor has been detained and repatriated, and the family history.

"We are obliged to place these children in the hands of Mexican institutions with all the instruments available at their disposal, both nationally and internationally, to deal with the scourge of trafficking in children," said the lawmaker.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

A hashtag is not sufficient this week

Why are we are surprised when our culture throws up chaos and violence?
Next Article

A queercore cacophony

The Gay Agenda, Evening’s Empire, Wayne Riker, Timothy H, The New Regime
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Mexican flag
Mexican flag

In a December 17 posting on El Sol de Tijuana’s website, it was reported that a member of the PRI political party stated that a reliable database must be created to keep track of children and adolescents repatriated after crossing the border to the U.S. Doing so would safeguard their rights and protect them from the risk of exploitation, said Flor Ayala Robles Linares.

The legislator noted that in 2011, U.S. authorities handed over about 237,014 children and adolescent migrants of various nationalities who traveled alone and were intercepted at the border. Of the returned children, about 11,520 were Mexican nationals; the balance were ostensibly from countries further south.

"The repatriation process is reduced to a cold bureaucratic formality not serving the best interests of the child,” said Robles Linares, who urged a point of agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Migration Institute, and the National System for Integral Development of the Family (DIF) to create a database of unaccompanied minors.

The National System for the Integral Development of the Family reported that domestic violence occurs in one of every three Mexican households, which leads to around 20,000 children and adolescents to flee their families, making them easy prey for sexual exploitation.

Robles Linares mentioned that the implementation of public policies that promote the well-being and protection of minors should not vary from government agency to another or from one municipality to another and be subject to the discretion of responsible public servants.

The proposed database would include biometric information documenting transfers, any type of abuse by border officers of both countries, origin, cities of travel and access routes, places where the minor has been detained and repatriated, and the family history.

"We are obliged to place these children in the hands of Mexican institutions with all the instruments available at their disposal, both nationally and internationally, to deal with the scourge of trafficking in children," said the lawmaker.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

A queercore cacophony

The Gay Agenda, Evening’s Empire, Wayne Riker, Timothy H, The New Regime
Next Article

Vet Chris Mavry holds the line between protest and riot

“Hey brother, that’s not what we’re here for!”
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close