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37 Bangladeshis among 600 migrants rescued in Mexico

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  • 22 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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37 Bangladeshis among 600 migrants rescued in Mexico

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A total of 600 migrants, including 37 Bangladeshis, were rescued in Mexico, said the country’s National Migration Institute on Saturday.

Crammed into two tractor-trailers, the migrants of 12 countries were travelling through Mexico as they were using the country as safe transit to enter the USA illegally.

Most of the migrants were from Central America. Some 401 were from Guatemala alone. Dozens were from Honduras and Nicaragua, 37 from Bangladesh, six from Ghana, and one from India and Cameroon each.

Of the migrants, 145 were women and 455 men. The migrants include children, minors, pregnant women and sick people.

In a video recorded by an international news agency, several hundred migrants were looking sullen and tired in a crowded courtyard of the National Migration Institute.

After their names were read out by officials, migrants boarded a bus to be transported for further processing.

Child protections services have also been notified regarding families with children or minors travelling alone, according to Hernandez.

As the corridor between Central America and the United States, Mexico has seen vast numbers of migrants flow through its territory.

Two caravans of several hundred migrants are currently making their way through southern Mexico, aiming to acquire documents that allow them to transit through the country.

The flow of undocumented migrants has surged since US President Joe Biden has taken a more humane approach to the border crisis than his predecessor Donald Trump.

The United States has recorded 1.7 million people entering illegally from Mexico between October 2020 and September 2021, an all-time high for the period.