About 178 migrants, 111 of whom belong to 43 families from Guatemala and HondurasFound on a bus Private travelers on state highways Mexican of Veracruz (South East), the National Institute of Migration (INM) said this Monday Mexico
In addition, six unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, unaccompanied 50-year-old women and men from Guatemala, nine from Ecuador, one from the Dominican Republic and one from El Salvador were traveling, he noted.
In a statement, the INM, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Interior (Ministry of Interior), said that in the first hour of this Monday, the agents of the company identified the total number of migrants in the vehicle and customs. Municipality of Las Sopas, Veracruz.
After discovery, the migrants were transferred to immigration headquarters in the host state where six unaccompanied minors, three family groups (three adults and three minors) and 40 family groups (105 adults with women and children) from Honduras were identified. ) Guatemala will be under the guardianship and care of the State Organization for the Comprehensive Development of the Family (DIF).
In the case of adults from Guatemala, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, the corresponding administrative procedure will begin to determine their legal status in the country.
INM indicated that the driver, two companions and the transport unit were placed at the disposal of representatives of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) of Veracruz.
Crowding into vans, trailers and buses is one of the most dangerous ways migrants use to cross clandestinely. MexicoSecret trips to America, for which they pay smugglers thousands of dollars.
In recent months Mexico More than 2.76 million undocumented immigrants have been intercepted at the border by the United States in fiscal year 2022, reflecting an unprecedented influx of migrants from all parts of the world, mainly from Central and South America.
After the end of Title 42, the US government uses Title 8, which increases the penalties for illegal border crossers. EFE