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Report: Mexico Prints Guide for Illegal US Border Crossers

A U.S. newspaper says Mexico is distributing a guide for migrants who want to enter the United States illegally. The Arizona Republic reports that Mexico's Foreign Ministry published the 32-page booklet last month.

The newspaper says the guide offers migrants safety information, a review of their legal rights, and advice on living unobtrusively in the United States.

It says the booklet was done comic-book style, using easy-to-understand drawings and simple language.

The Republic quotes leaders of U.S. immigration-control groups who say the guide encourages illegal migration and border crossing.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants try to cross the U.S.-Mexican border each year, with hundreds dying in the desert heat.

The United States and Mexico unveiled a new initiative last year aimed at preventing migrant deaths on the border.