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The Mexican police are holding hundreds of US immigrants

A Central American migrant child is crying as she is urged to enter an immigration vehicle she is kept on the highway to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Monday, April 22, 2019. Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of US immigrants Monday, the largest single raid on a walking caravan since the groups began moving through Mexico last year. (AP Photo / Moises Castillo) PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico – Mexican police and immigration agents imprisoned hundreds of US immigrants Monday in the largest single raid on a walking caravan since the groups began moving through the country last year. Police isolated isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3000 immigrants who made their way through the southern state of Chiapas with the hope of reaching the border with the United States. As immigrants gathered under shadows in the fiery heat outside Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed in patrol cars and vans and forcibly broken women, men and children in the vehicle. The migrants were driven to buses, presumably for subsequent transportation to an immigration station for deportation treatment. As many as 500 immigrants could have been engaged in raids, according to Associated Press journalists on the spot. Some of the women and the children screamed and screamed during the detentions on the roads. Clothes, shoes, suitcases and strollers shot the place after being removed. Kevin Escobar, a 27-year-old from Honduras, was one of about 500 immigrants who fled to private property to avoid immigration agents. Sitting on the property,…

Mexican police and immigration agents imprisoned hundreds of US immigrants Monday in the largest single raid on a walking caravan since the groups began moving through the country last year.

Police isolated isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3000 immigrants who made their way through the southern state of Chiapas with the hope of reaching the border with the United States.

As immigrants gathered under shadows in the fiery heat outside Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed in patrol cars and vans and forcibly broken women, men and children in the vehicle.

The migrants were driven to buses, presumably for subsequent transportation to an immigration station for deportation treatment. As many as 500 immigrants could have been engaged in raids, according to Associated Press journalists on the spot.

Some of the women and the children screamed and screamed during the detentions on the roads. Clothes, shoes, suitcases and strollers shot the place after being removed.

Kevin Escobar, a 27-year-old from Honduras, was one of about 500 immigrants who fled to private property to avoid immigration agents. Sitting on the property, he yelled to them, “Why do you want to arrest me?”

Escobar promised that he will never come back to his hometown San Pedro Sula and say the bands are kidnapping everyone behind. “[19659005] The agents had encouraged groups of immigrants who differed from the bulk of the caravan to rest after about seven hours along the way, including about half of it during a winding sun. When immigrants regrouped to continue, they were imprisoned.

Agents Some people in civilian clothes seemed to be involved in the detention.

After seeing what happened, some immigrants began to go in tight groups and picked up stones and sticks.

Officials from the National Human Rights Commission observed the action from a distance.

“We document what is happening,” says Jesús Salvador Quintana, an official. “We cannot tell authorities responsible for what to do, but yes, we document and we will examine. “

Mexico welcomed the first caravans last year, but the reception has become colder because tens of thousands immigrants overwhelmed US border crossings, causing delays at the border and anger among Mexican residents.

On Friday, local media reported a series of detentions by immigrants in nearby Mapastepec, where thousands were waiting for normalization of their migration status.

Mexico’s National Migration Institute did not respond immediately to the request for comment. The National Human Rights Commission said it had interviewed more than 200 people detained in Mapastepec.

The detentions came as the US has accelerated public pressure on Mexico to do more to stop the flow of immigrants. President Donald Trump cleared his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and threatened to close the entire border, but quickly married Mexico for immigrant arrest a few weeks ago.

Mexico already allows the United States to return some asylum seekers to Mexico for their case. And government officials said in March that they would try to contain migrants heading north on Isthmus in Tehuantepec, the narrowest part of the country’s south and easiest to control. Pijijiapan and Mapastepec are on isthmus.

In his latest statement from last week, the Migration Institute stated 5,336 immigrants in shelters or immigration centers in Chiapas and over 1,500 of them “awaited expulsion”.

The Rights Commission said on Sunday that more than 7500 immigrants were resident or on their way to the southern state. It urged the authorities to carry out a proper census for the migrants and take care of their needs, especially children.

Most immigrants who have come in groups to southern Mexico in recent weeks originate in Honduras. There they joined former groups of immigrants from other Central American countries along with some Cubans and Africans.

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