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Tags: Homeland Security | Immigration | Mexico | migrants | illegals | human | trafficking

More Than 300 Migrants Crammed Inside Trailer Trucks in Mexico

A soldier wearing an armband for Mexico's National Guard signals for vehicles to stop, at a temporary checkpoint
A soldier wearing an armband for Mexico's National Guard signals for vehicles to stop, at a temporary checkpoint to look for migrants in northbound vans and trucks, just north of Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chiapas State, Mexico. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Friday, 19 March 2021 10:24 PM

Mexican authorities said Friday they found 3 trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home.

Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police said they stopped the trucks early Thursday as part of routine checks and discovered 329 Guatemalans and Hondurans inside, including 114 unaccompanied minors.

The trucks were stopped on a highway south of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas state, according to an Interior Ministry statement.

The migrants were provided with food and water. The unaccompanied minors were sent to shelters run by the migration authority while the adults were take to nearby offices to begin administrative processing, the statement added.

The incident comes as the United States is toughening its approach to the growing humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border after entreaties for Central American migrants to avoid risking such trips have failed to stop thousands from attempting the northern trek.

© 2021 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


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Mexican authorities said Friday they found 3 trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home.
migrants, illegals, human, trafficking, border, crisis
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