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Migrants in Mexicali find it difficult to obtain employment

Central American migrant families are finding it difficult to obtain employment and enrolling their kids in schools because they don’t have the proper Mexican documentation to show.

Migrant families said this adds another reason why hundreds of other individuals want to cross into the United States, in desperate search to seek asylum.

One mother and her eight-year-old son have been in the Pink Shelter for over four months, since leaving their home in Guatemala and arriving in Mexicali. She said her son has not been able to be enrolled in school.

” Not only I can’t enroll him to get an education, but I also can’t find a job that will hire me because we are not from here, I have only been able to have an off and on a factory job, ” said Florienda , the Guatemalan mother.

Although several of the other kids are enrolled in school, they are often forced out when they are scheduled for an asylum court hearing in San Diego, Calif.

As News 11 has reported in the past, that process can take anywhere from days to weeks.

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