The National Institute of Migration (INM) reported this Thursday that its agents recovered the bodies of two minors, one probably of a girl of Nicaraguan nationality, they were recovered in the waters of the Rio Grande, which divides Mexico and the United States.
Through a statement, the INM pointed out that in the case of the minor, it was inferred that she is originally from Nicaragua “because of the clothing she was wearing” and recalled that on March 4 she was reported missing in the tributary. While the other body indicated that it corresponds to a child who, along with his parents, was swept away by the current, and explained that “the search for his mother continues.”
Agents from Grupo Beta, an INM unit specializing in providing guidance and assistance to migrants from Ciudad Acuña, in Coahuila, reported the rescue of the bodies of two minors floating on the waters of the Rio Grande, according to the note.
This, after the collaboration of various state and municipal authorities “to address two cases of people who tried to cross the river to the United States on different days.” The Mexican immigration authority was informed by the United States Border Patrol about the location of the two bodies.
In the case of the boy’s body, the rescue was in charge of the Ciudad Acuña fire department, and they pointed out that together with his mother and father they tried to swim across the river; however, they were swept away by the current. “The man managed to get to the mainland and the search for the woman by Grupo Beta continues,” the statement said.
The INM lamented the deaths of migrants, who in their attempt to reach the United States expose their lives and that of their families. Also this Thursday, migrants of various nationalities are preparing a massive march for this Friday in the town of Tapachula, located in the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, during President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s tour of the region.
The region is experiencing a record flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office detected more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants on the border with Mexico in fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30.
The mobility of migrant children under the age of 12 multiplied by six in 2021, going from 4,985 infants in 2020 to 32,309 this year, the Save The Children organization warned Thursday.
He affirmed that the consequent deterioration of sanitary conditions and the exacerbation of the economic crisis have become part of the list of reasons why children and their families are forced to leave their homes.
Mexico deported more than 114,000 foreigners in 2021, according to data from the country’s Ministry of the Interior. The Mexican authorities have intercepted 73,034 foreigners with an irregular stay in the national territory between January 1 and March 8 of this year, according to a recent report by the National Migration Institute. Meanwhile, the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (Comar) received a record 131,448 refugee applications in 2021.
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