MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities on Thursday stopped a crowded truck transporting practically 70 migrants from Guatemala, principally unaccompanied youngsters, the nation’s Nationwide Institute of Migration (INM) stated in an announcement.
The INM stated federal Mexican brokers noticed the truck at a checkpoint in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state, which borders the USA.
It stated there have been 67 migrants from Guatemala touring within the truck, together with 57 unaccompanied minors, principally boys, aged between 14 and 17. The group additionally included a mom and daughter, it added, all with out correct migration permits.
The truck driver was referred to Mexico’s Lawyer Common’s Workplace, it added, whereas the household and unaccompanied youngsters shall be handed over to state authorities for the safety of youngsters and youngsters.
Earlier in January, Mexican immigration brokers discovered three unaccompanied Salvadoran youngsters stranded on an islet on the Rio Grande, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border.
December noticed a close to report variety of apprehensions on the border, in response to U.S. Customs and Border Safety, although this quantity plummeted in January within the wake of recent migrant restrictions imposed by U.S. President Joe Biden.