John Moore / Getty ImagesUnaccompanied minors wait to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 10, 2021, in La Joya, Texas. (John Moore / Getty Images)
The number of migrant children in Mexico hoping to make it to the United States reportedly increased by over 900 percent from January to March of this year.
An analysis conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund determined that 380 migrant children were in Mexico at the beginning of the year, with that number jumping to 3,500 by the end of March.
Those figures translate to an average of 275 minors arriving in Mexico each day, The New York Times reported.
UNICEF’s regional director for Latin America expressed her concern for the children who are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I was heartbroken to see the suffering of so many young children, including babies, at the Mexican border with