"Jose Ramos, 18, of El Salvador said the extortion (by Mexican border police) occurs at every stop in Mexico, until migrants are left penniless and begging for food.
Maria Elena Gonzalez,said female migrants often complain about abusive (Mexican border) police officers. "They (Mexican border police) force them to strip, supposedly to search them, but the purpose is to sexually abuse them," she said.
Others said they had seen migrants beaten to death by (Mexican border) police, their bodies left near the railway tracks to make it look as if they had fallen from a train..."If you're carrying any money, they (Mexican border police) take it from you," said Guatemalan migrant Carlos Lopez in the same story, "federal, state, local (Mexican) police--all of them." Lopez had been shaken down repeatedly in 15 days of traveling through Mexico.
"If you're on a bus, they pull you off and search your pockets, and if you have any money," added El Salvadoran migrant Jose Ramos, "they (Mexican Border police) keep it all and say, 'Get out of here!'"
Which is why these people want to come to America. Now, if Mexico cleaned up its act, we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let's put the blame for all of this where it belongs, on Mexico and not Arizona.