Mexican authorities on Thursday detained 1,266 migrants within the final 24 hours, Mexico’s Nationwide Migration Institute (INM) stated.
The migration company stated they have been detained throughout operations carried out in 22 states of the nation.
These intercepted arrived from “totally different continents that have been transiting irregularly,” the INM stated, figuring out migrants from at the least 33 nations.
Of the 1,266, 741 have been males, 322 have been ladies, and 203 have been minors. Round 10% of the folks have been touring alone, in line with the INM.
Migrants have been principally from Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Some others have been from nations like Afghanistan, Armenia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Pakistan, Somalia, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey.
Surge within the variety of detained migrants
The INM stated final month that the variety of migrants detained in Mexico had surged 78% in January from a yr in the past, although it was not clear whether or not the variety of migrants was much less final yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Migrants detained have been primarily from Central American nations, with many counting on immigrant smugglers to get them to their vacation spot.
Washington has put strain on Mexico to cease migrants attempting to cross into the US, with some Latin American nations imposing visa necessities on vacationers from different nations.
The variety of folks fleeing violence and poverty has elevated considerably through the years, with many having to attend practically a yr in southern Mexico for permission to cross Mexico and into the US with out being detained.
A few dozen undocumented migrants on February 15, for instance, sewed their mouths shut in protest of getting to attend a very long time on the border.
The United Nations Refugee Company (UNHCR) has urged authorities to supply varied schemes, along with asylum, for the regularization of these arriving from different nations because it stated nationalities of migrants crossing Mexico had elevated in January.
rm/fb (Reuters, AFP)