Mexico officials pull immigrants from trains

August 27, 2014 3:44 AM

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Mexico officials pull immigrants from trains

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) – U.S.-bound Central Americans are fleeing urban areas and hiking into the woods and low jungle for fear of being detained by Mexican officials rounding up migrants in southern Mexico.

Until recently, the streets of Arriaga bustled with migrants who would stay at cheap flophouses and shelters and hop aboard the northbound freight trains at will. The streets of the city of about 40,000 people now look empty.

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