155 Migrants Found in Safe House in Tonalá, Chiapas

Of the 155 migrants found in Tonalá, Chiapas, 116 were traveling alone and were taken to an immigration center for administrative processing. Photo taken from X @INAMI_mx Tapachula, Chis.

155 migrants were located in a safe house in an operation in the municipality of Tonalá, Chiapas,  the National Migration Institute has reported.

The foreigners were inside a safe house in Bahía de Paredón, on the coast of the State, and were wearing colored bracelets for identification by the traffickers.

The INM detailed that among the migrants there were citizens of China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guinea, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Senegal, who did not prove their legal status in the country.

The men, women and minors were in precarious conditions “on blankets, oilcloth and cardboard, along with backpacks and bags with clothes and groceries,” the official report stated.

The families made up of 39 people were taken to a DIF shelter for care, while 116 adults traveling alone were taken to the immigration station to be administratively processed.

Of the total adults, 28 are from the Dominican Republic, 26 from Cuba, 21 from China, 16 from Ecuador, eight from Senegal, six from Guinea, five from Honduras, three from Nicaragua, two from El Salvador and one from Costa Rica.

There were no arrests during the operation, confirmed an INM source consulted about the events. This is the second time that immigration authorities have detained a group of migrants wearing bracelets on the coast of Chiapas.

 Just at the end of November, 87 foreigners from Central, South America, the Caribbean and Asia were found crammed into a truck in the municipality of Huehuetán.

Original article at https://www.jornada.com.mx/noticia/2023/12/07/estados/localizan-a-155-migrantes-en-casa-de-seguridad-de-tonala-chiapas-9839

Translated by Schools for Chiapas

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