Some 600 migrants from 12 nations have been rescued Saturday in Mexico after they have been discovered crammed into two tractor-trailers, the nation’s Nationwide Migration Institute stated.
The 145 ladies and 455 males, who hailed from Central America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent, have been discovered within the southeastern state of Veracruz, the institute stated in a press release.
The overwhelming majority have been from the Central American nations of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua however a complete of 37 have been from Bangladesh, six from Ghana, and one particular person was from India and Cameroon every, the institute added.
The migrants have been crammed into the trailers of two vehicles, stated Tonatiuh Hernandez, the native head of the Human Rights Fee.
“There are kids, minors, I noticed pregnant ladies, sick folks,” Hernandez stated.
Because the hall between Central America and the US, Mexico has seen huge numbers of migrants stream by its territory.
Two caravans of a number of hundred migrants are presently making their means by southern Mexico, aiming to amass paperwork that permit them to transit by the nation.
The stream of undocumented migrants has surged with the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, who has taken a extra humane method to the border disaster than his predecessor Donald Trump.
America has recorded 1.7 million folks attempting to enter illegally from Mexico between October 2020 and September 2021, an all-time excessive for the interval.