Friday, April 6, 2018

Guide For Mexican Migrant By Mexican Ministry Foreign Relations Published in 2014

The booklet encourages crossing the border legally however it does have tips on how to survive if you chose to cross illegally.

Keep in mind always that there exist legal mechanisms to enter the United States of America legally. In any case, if you encounter problems or run into difficulties, remember that Mexico has 45 consulates in that country whose locations you can find listed in this publication
To cross the river can be very risky, above all if you cross alone and at night.
Heavy clothing increases in weight when wet and this makes swimming and floating difficult.

If you cross by desert, try to walk at times when the heat will not be too intense. Highways and population centers are far apart, which means you will spend several days looking for roads, and you will not be able to carry foodstuffs or water for longperiods of time. Also, you can get lost. Salt water helps keep liquids in your body. Although you may feel more thirst if you drink salt water, the risk of dehydration is much less. The symptoms of dehydration are:
Little or no sweat.
Dryness in the eyes and in the mouth.
Tiredness and excessive exhaustion.
Difficulty in walking and thinking.
Hallucinations and visions
 If you get lost, guide yourself by light posts, train tracks, or dirt roads.