NORTH AMERICA

Misleading claim about UN aid for migrants in Mexico spreads online

Published on 08/12/2021 at 21:50

An online article claims that the United Nations is handing out $800 debit cards to "illegal migrant families" heading to the United States from Mexico. But aid organization officials say the people pictured are not UN employees, the maximum financial assistance is less than half the amount stated, and the cards can only be used in Mexico.