Mexican authorities this Wednesday intercepted 257 migrants, including 46 minors, from Guatemala, HondurasEcuador, El Salvador, Cuba and Brazil travel on two buses along the Tuxtla Gutierrez-Puebla route in eastern Mexico.
According to a report from the National Institute of Migration (INM), agents found the migrants in a sedan car that had stopped passenger trucks and taken them to an immigration checkpoint in the municipality of Quitlahuac on the Veracruz-Córdoba highway.
Among the emigrants, officials were numerous, 120 women, men and minors were part of 51 family groups, accompanied by 46 unaccompanied minors and 91 single adults.
Authorities transferred unaccompanied children and family groups to a municipal gymnasium in Córdoba, Veracruz state, to provide them with food and check on their health, INM reported.
Additionally, during medical assistance, a minor presented health problems for which they took him to a nearby hospital along with his mother and immigration personnel, the agency said.
Likewise, their undocumented transportation on buses and vehicles became available to Mexican authorities.
Crammed into vans, trailers and buses is one of the most dangerous ways migrants secretly cross Mexico to the United States, paying thousands of dollars to smugglers.
In recent months, Mexico has recorded an influx of migrants from all parts of the world, mainly from Central and South America, reflecting an unprecedented migration flow, with more than 2.76 million undocumented migrants intercepted at the border by the United States in the fiscal year. 2022.
After the end of Title 42, the U.S. government uses Title 8, which worsens the penalties for those who cross the border illegally. EFE