The National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico has found 149 migrants with an irregular situation of different nationalities who were traveling on a tourist bus while traveling through the state of Veracruz, in the south of the country.
As reported by the Mexican authorities in a statement, none of the passengers have proven their regular stay in the national territory, which is why they have been transferred to INM offices.
Of the total number of migrants, 139 are from Guatemala –of which 18 are unaccompanied minors–, four from Ecuador, two from India, two from Honduras and two more from El Salvador.
Unaccompanied minors will remain under the guardianship of the entity’s System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family; meanwhile, the driver and the bus were placed at the disposal of the corresponding authorities.
“The INM endorses its commitment to safe, orderly, and regular migration, with full respect for and safeguarding the rights of those who enter and transit through Mexico in a context of mobility,” reads the agency’s letter.