Mexico officials found 123 migrants trapped in a trailer box in the central state of San Luis Potosi. Among those migrants, there are 34 children from the neighboring countries.
Those migrants are in Matehuala a distance of 600km north of Mexico. They are from neighboring countries including Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
Officials did not say where the migrants were going but many of them were traveling across America in the hope of reaching the United States.
According to Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM), they were discovered after a local resident reported hearing cries from a locked trailer box. They added they are providing food and medical care to the migrants.
INM also stated that migrants would be accommodated until their matter is resolved. Some of the migrants are also from El Salvador, Ecuador and Cuba.
It is not clear yet whether those discovered migrants in the trailer are part of the 7000-strong migrant caravan. They are presently making their way from southern Mexico to the United States. The majority of them are from Central and South America.
Many of those migrants traveling the route are dependent on organized crime gangs and are at risk of kidnapping and abduction. The growing number of migrants in America has become a challenge for US President Joe Biden. The Republicans have severely criticized him for his border management and migrant dealing.
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