Mexican authorities intercept more than 1,600 migrants in a single day

Mexican authorities intercept more than 1,600 migrants in a single day

“Of this total, 1,398 are elderly people (424 women and 974 men) and 210 minors (82 women and 128 men), who remained under the guardianship and protection of the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) in the entity in which they were rescued,” he said in a statement.

Most of the migrants were from Central and South America, with 357 from Guatemala, 296 from Honduras, 195 from Colombia, 189 from Cuba, 113 from Nicaragua, 96 from El Salvador, 60 from Peru, 56 from Brazil and 55 from Venezuela.

But there were also 29 from the African country Comoros, 19 from Haiti, 16 from both the United States and Ethiopia, 14 from the Philippines, 13 from France, and 11 from Ecuador and also from Turkey.

While from Angola there were 8; Bolivia and North Macedonia, 7, respectively; India, 6; Bangladeshi, 5; Chinese, 4; Lesotho, 4; Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3; and closing with Spain, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Senegal and Guinea, 2 migrants for each country.

There was also one person, respectively, from Romania, Georgia, Belize, Togo, Belarus, Cameroon, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Ivory Coast.

The INM, which reports to the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), did not clarify the reasons why it rescued or intercepted these migrants, nor did it specify whether they are regularly in the country.

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