The National Institute of Migration (INM) of the Ministry of the Interior informed last Saturday that 126 Venezuelan migrants were returned to their country. It explained that so far this year a total of 343 Venezuelan citizens have been returned.
“These are 117 men and nine women who could not prove their regular entry into the country and remained in the XXI Century Migratory Station, located in Tapachula, Chiapas, awaiting their return to their country of origin with full respect for their human rights, in accordance with the law and regulations on the matter,” said the institute.
“The Federal Migration Agents were supported by the National Guard and the Federal Protection Service, to guarantee a safe transfer until they arrived at the airport where they boarded the plane at 07:00 hours”, explained the INM.
Venezuelans from Mexico to the United States
It also added: “The INM reiterates its commitment to these actions for a safe, orderly, and regular migration under procedures within the law with the purpose of avoiding risks that entail an irregular transit.”
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So far this year, there has been an increase in the number of Venezuelans using this route to reach the United States. Most of them reach Mexican territory after passing through other countries and dangerous places such as the Darién Gap.
According to El Nuevo Herald, “data from the National Migration Service of Panama indicate that so far in 2022, 48,430 people have entered the country through this dangerous migratory route and 58% of the migrants are Venezuelans, 7.9% Haitians and 5.2% Cubans, although there are people from 50 countries, according to figures cited by the United Nations.”