Mi­grants re­ject Mex­ico’s of­fer of work, shel­ter

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

More than a hun­dred Mex­i­can fed­eral of­fi­cers car­ry­ing plas­tic shields aban­doned a block­ade they had formed on a bridge in Arriaga, Mex­ico, on Satur­day, al­low­ing a car­a­van of thou­sands of Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants to ad­vance to­ward the United States.

Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent En­rique Peña Ni­eto be­gan a pro­gram Fri­day dubbed “You are home,” which promises shel­ter, med­i­cal at­ten­tion, school­ing and jobs to Cen­tral Amer­i­cans who agree to stay in the south­ern Mex­ico states of Chi­a­pas or Oax­aca. Au­thor­i­ties said they blocked the high­way to tell peo­ple about the gov­ern­ment’s of­fer.

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