Hundreds of US-Bound Migrants ‘Rescued’ From Coach Buses In Mexico

Border Hawk

May 6, 2024

Instituto Nacional de Migración

Authorities say they “rescued” more than 400 illegal migrants, including dozens of unaccompanied minors, from three coach buses abandoned on a highway in Mexico this week.

The incident unfolded on Thursday in the state of Veracruz, which lies on the Gulf Coast.
Three tour buses full of people were found on the side of the Minatitlán-Acayucan highway.

In total, 407 U.S.-bound migrants without permission to be in Mexico were traveling in “unhealthy conditions” on the overloaded buses, the National Migration Institute (INM) explained in a press release.

“The identified people come from seven countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America; 91 were traveling in family groups (30 women, 15 men and 46 children under 18 years of age) and 52 girls, boys and adolescents were found without the company of an adult.”

The migrants were taken into custody by various agencies but it is unclear if they will be removed from the country.

The “rescue” came just after 85 illegal migrants were pulled out of a tractor-trailer in nearby Tabasco state.

“The event occurred on the morning of Saturday, April 27 on the Escárcega-Villahermosa federal highway, near the municipality of Macuspana.

During the inspection of the vehicle, people from Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua were identified who did not have permits to travel through the country,” the INM explained in a statement this week.

On Tuesday, INM agents removed 104 illegal migrants from a stash house in Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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