Riot police look on as migrants wait in a stadium to receive help from the Mexican government in Tapachula. Reuters
Mexican immigration authorities say they discovered 210 migrants packed into a truck trailer in the central part of the country.
The National Migration Institute, the authority in charge of regulating the entry, stay and exit of foreign and Mexican citizens, said the truck failed to stop as directed at a checkpoint in Puebla state on Friday and it was pulled over after a pursuit near the city of Tecamachalco.
When the doors of the trailer were opened, agents found women, men and children amid cushions and homemade fans, the institute said. The driver of the truck was detained.
Migrants wait for help from the Mexican government to obtain humanitarian visas in Tapachula. Reuters
The discovery came two weeks after authorities found 600 migrants in two trailers in the eastern state of Veracruz.
The Biden administration terminated the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) programme, as the “Remain in Mexico” scheme is formally known, but a US federal court ordered that it be reinstated.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement Thursday that re-implementation of the program will begin on or around December 6.
As they linger, trapped at the US-Mexico border, the young Nicaraguan man and Guatemalan woman say it is love that has helped them hang on to their American dream despite the pain of a long, anxious wait.
The United States and Mexico reached an 11th-hour deal late on Friday to crack down on migration from Central America, with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap
The agreement reached in June laid out that if the United States deems that Mexico has not done enough to thwart migrants by the July 22 deadline,
US President Donald Trump, responding to a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, starting at 5% and ratcheting much higher until the flow of people ceases.
The Centre also confirmed that it is following the situation around the clock and would continue brief the public on the latest developments, calling on the public, road users and motorists to exercise precautions when driving during rain, and to avoid nearing surface runoffs and pools of rainwater. It also appealed to members of the society to follow the bulletins and reports issued by the NCM and not to circulate rumors.
The multi-millionaire ex-Chancellor and his wife Akshata Murty were last year granted planning permission to build a swimming pool, gym and an adjoining tennis court on farmland at the manor house.
Asad Kaleem, an executive producer at ARY, said that the action means that 4,000 employees at the TV are now without work. He pleaded with the government to reverse its decision and bring the hugely popular ARY back on air.