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In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire

Immigrants from Central America bow their heads in prayer at a shelter outside Mexico City. Many of them are on their way to the United States. (Photo: Prometeo Lucero /

Tultitlan, Mexico (CNN) — Neighbors on this tiny, sun-soaked street know each other’s names. They pray together at a church with stained-glass windows that they can see from their front steps.
But for years, they say, immigrants have been pushing their community apart.
Residents here say they stopped feeling safe when strangers started lingering on street corners and leering at locals. They created neighborhood watch patrols to keep crime in check.
«It’s not that we’re against immigrants,» Osvaldo Espinosa says. «We just want them to get rid of that house.»

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