Mexico has seen a massive influx of immigrants this year, particularly from Africa and Asia. The situation has gotten so dire that the Mexican government has been forced to set up temporary shelters as they scramble to expedite deportations. Many of the immigrants, Mexican officials say, are ultimately bound for the United States.
Speaking with El Universal on Thursday, Mexican Foreign Ministry undersecretary Socorro Flores expressed deep "concern" about the surge in immigrants, "many" of whom he said will be deported.
"Many of them will have to return to their home countries," he said, adding the "there is a concern because the flows have increased and there is also a concern because they need to cross many countries to get to their intended destinations."
The Daily Caller highlights the emergency actions taken by the government in response to the unexpected surge of immigrants, including "setting up shelters and working with the countries of origin of the immigrants on deportations," and provides some context to the situation: