Nearly 70 irregular migrants detained in Veracruz, Mexico | News
A total of 69 migrants from Central American and Caribbean countries, who were traveling crammed into a tractor-trailer, were detained in the southeastern Mexican state of Veracruz, according to information this Thursday from the National Migration Institute (INM).
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In a statement, the INM reported that on the Córdoba-Veracruz federal highway it detected the vehicle in which the foreigners were traveling in overcrowded conditions.
In the review of the same, the Migration agents detected that the migrants were traveling without documents that accredited what they call their legal transit through Mexican territory.
@INAMI_mx detected a truck in which 69 foreigners were traveling in overcrowded conditions at Km 14 of the Córdoba-Veracruz federal highway, when crossing the Cuitláhuac toll booth. The driver and assistant were made available to the FGR. pic.twitter.com/RhccPSSO42
— INM (@INAMI_mx)
January 14, 2022
The driver and his assistant were made available to the authorities of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and could face charges of human trafficking.
Meanwhile, and also this Thursday, several dozen Haitian migrants held their third day of protests in Mexico City asking the Mexican authorities to regularize their situation, which caused a confrontation with police officers.
The protest took place in front of the building of the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (Comar). The migrants asked to be assisted by a representative of the institution and also of the INM.
The Central American and Caribbean region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection Office detected more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants on the border with Mexico in fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30.
For its part, Mexico has intercepted more than 252,000 undocumented migrants from January to November and deported more than 100,000 in the same period, according to the Migration Policy Unit of the country’s Ministry of the Interior.