MADRID, May 9. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The National Migration Institute (INM) of Mexico announced this Sunday that a total of 1,608 migrants of 38 nationalities were detained on Friday in various operations carried out in the Latin American country.
“The INM of the Ministry of the Interior rescued 1,608 migrants from 38 countries on May 6,” the INM statement detailed.
The Mexican authorities have highlighted that there are 1,398 adults (424 women and 974 men) and 210 minors (82 women and 128 men), mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Migrants have been located in various areas of the North American country: 374 in Chiapas, Baja California 262, in Nuevo León 199 have been intercepted, in Mexico City 168, in Tabasco 152 have been detained, in Coahuila 111, in the town of Tamaulipas 97, in Veracruz 50, in the town of San Luis Potosí, 47, they have been intercepted in Quintana Roo 26, in Sonora 22, in Oaxaca 20, in Puebla 18, in Chihuahua 18, in Durango 17, in Tlaxcala, eight, in the Yucatan area six, in Jalisco five, in Zacatecas five; two in Sinaloa and one in Colima.
Most of the migrants come from Central America and flee poverty or violence in their countries, so they cross Mexico to seek asylum in the United States.
The INM stressed in December its commitment to “a safe, orderly and regular migration, with full respect for Human Rights and with special attention to vulnerable groups.”