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37 Bangladeshis among 600 migrants rescued at the Mexican border

International Desk
Mexican border
About 600 migrants from 12 countries, including 37 Bangladeshis, have been rescued from eastern Mexico. The country's National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday, November 20 that two trawlers had rescued the people. Most of them are from neighboring Guatemala.

According to INM, 145 women and 455 men were among the rescued migrants. They wanted to go to Veracruz in southern Mexico. Of these, 401 are from Guatemala, 53 from Honduras, 40 from the Dominican Republic, 37 from Bangladesh, 27 from Nicaragua, 18 from El Salvador, four from Venezuela, four from Ecuador, and eight from Cuba. There are some Africans and one from India, six from Ghana, and one from Cameroon.

600 migrants including 37 Bangladeshis rescued at the Mexican border

Tonatiuh Hernandez, an official with the local human rights commission, said they were crammed into two trucks in the trawler. There were also newborns and pregnant women. Many of them are sick.

These immigrants can be detained in Mexico or given the opportunity to live in Mexico legally.

Due to the violence and poverty in their country, thousands of immigrants from Mexico choose this corridor to enter Central America and the United States.
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