Mexico’s migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.

With nearly 700 migrants packed into a space intended for 250, its director, Olga Sánchez, sometimes can offer only beans, rice and a roof.

"They are living in misery," said Sánchez, whose nonprofit shelter relies on donations.

Mexico's ramped-up effort to curb the flow of Central American migrants to the United States so far hasn't eased the burden on the dozens of independent humanitarian shelters like Sánchez's that are scattered along migration routes through the country.Read more on NewsOK.com

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.

With nearly 700 migrants packed into a space intended for 250, its director, Olga Sánchez, sometimes can offer only beans, rice and a roof.

"They are living in misery," said Sánchez, whose nonprofit shelter relies on donations.

Mexico's ramped-up effort to curb the flow of Central American migrants to the United States so far hasn't eased the burden on the dozens of independent humanitarian shelters like Sánchez's that are scattered along migration routes through the country.
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