Cubans among 180 migrants detained in a hotel in Mexico

A group of 180 Cuban, Venezuelan, Guatemalan, Salvadoran and other nationalities migrants was detained in a hotel in the Mexican state of Puebla.

Agents from the National Migration Institute (INM) carried out a verification in that state together with the State Police and located the undocumented immigrants, who were in an irregular situation in the country and intended to reach the border with USA.

The information, posted on Twitter by the INM, clarified that the migrants were in a hotel located on Boulevard Xocanatepec, Villa Guadalupe, Puebla.

The presence of Cubans in Mexico has increased in recent months as part of the exodus from the Caribbean island, especially after Nicaragua eliminated the visa requirement for residents of this nation in November 2021.

Despite raids to discourage migrants, Mexican authorities are insufficient to stop the flow. Last Sunday, the Police detained in the municipality of Cárdenas, in the state of Tabasco, 14 Cuban immigrants and from three other countries who were transported in overcrowded conditions in a truck loaded with bananas.

The National Guard also detained 35 migrants from CubaEcuador and Nicaragua, and seven alleged coyotes who illegally moved them through Nuevo León in five vehicles on September 13.

Almost 200 thousand Cubans have entered the United States by land borders in the last 11 months, the vast majority after crossing Mexico, according to official figures released last Monday.

The total number of Cubans who entered the United States, released by the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this Monday, 11 days after the end of the current fiscal period, far exceeds the numbers of those who crossed borders in 2021 ( 39,303) and 2020 (14,015).

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