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First group of Haitian migrants deported from INM Chetumal

Chetumal, Q.R. — A group of 45 Haitian migrants from the state of Chiapas have been deported from the country. The group were sent to the INM (National Migration Institute) facilities in Chetumal for their deportation process.

The group of 45 arrived Tuesday. They are the first of approximately 150 that will be sent to the state’s capital city for deportation back to their country.

In recent months, Mexican Migration authorities, along with the National Guard, have intercepted thousands of Haitian migrants who have entered Mexico through the State of Chiapas in their attempt to reach the United States.

Earlier this month, government officials of Mexico reported that to date, 1,574 migrants have been given permanent resident visas to live and work in the country. The announcement was made by the Ministry of the Interior who reported that the 1,574 foreigners from the migrant caravan were located in 15 of Mexico’s states.