A state official said about 2,700 unaccompanied children have arrived so far this year in Baja California.

Most of those immigrant children are from southern Mexico, Central America and South America, state Family Development Agency Director Monica Vargas told La Voz newspaper.

Three out of every five of those children are teenagers, the director said.

The agency has recorded children from Colombia and Haiti, while some from Honduras and Guatemala have been deported.

Vargas said November recorded the largest amount of immigrant minors.

According to the director, this year the number of unaccompanied children arriving in the state has been higher than past years.

The agency provides unaccompanied children with housing, food, psychological and medical services, as well as legal advice.

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