The Coyote trail

4

If they were able to avoid the authorities, kidnappers and narco-cartels up to this point, migrants still face a hike across the desert or a boat ride to cross into the US

1

Customs and migration controls can be easily avoided on back roads

2

Migrants have to hike across hills or farm fields to get around border control points

3

Mexican authorities are catching more migrants with bus inspections and checkpoints

4

4

4

4

3

1

2

El Salvador

Guatemala

Pacific Ocean

Gulf of

Mexico

500 miles

500 km

Mexico City

US

Mexico

Key points on the route for children

smuggled from El Salvador

4

If they were able to avoid the authorities, kidnappers and narco-cartels up to this point, migrants still face a hike across the desert or a boat ride to cross into the US

1

Customs and migration controls can be easily avoided on back roads

2

Migrants have to hike across hills or farm fields to get around border control

3

Mexican authorities are catching more migrants with bus inspections and checkpoints

4

4

4

4

3

1

2

El Salvador

Guatemala

Pacific Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

500 miles

500 km

Mexico City

US

Mexico

Key points on the route for children

smuggled from El Salvador

4

If they were able to avoid the authorities, kidnappers and narco-cartels up to this point, migrants still face a hike across the desert or a boat ride to cross into the US

 

3

At the prompting of the US, Mexican authorities are catching more migrants with bus inspections and checkpoints near Acayucan and the Federal District

1

Customs and migration controls can be easily avoided on back roads

2

Migrants have to hike across hills or farm fields to get around border control points

 

4

4

4

4

3

1

2

Villahermosa

Key points on the route for children smuggled from El Salvador

California

Arizona

New

Mexico

El Salvador

Guatemala

Texas

Pacific Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

500 miles

500 km

Mexico City

US

Mexico

Acayucan

4

4

4

4

3

1

2

Villahermosa

California

Arizona

New

Mexico

El Salvador

Guatemala

Texas

Pacific Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

500 miles

500 km

Mexico City

US

Mexico

Acayucan

1

Customs and migration controls can be easily avoided on back roads

2

Migrants have to hike across hills or farm fields to get around border control

3

Mexican authorities are catching more migrants with bus inspections and checkpoints

4

If they were able to avoid the authorities, kidnappers and narco-cartels up to this point, migrants still face a hike across the desert or a boat ride to cross into the US

Key points on the route for children smuggled from El Salvador