Mexico deports 126 illegal Venezuelan immigrants

Handout photo released by Lopez Obrador's press office of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) (2-R) and his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller (R) posing with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (2-L) and his wife Cilia Flores at the Mexican National Palace on December 1, 2018, during AMLO's inauguration. - Lopez Obrador was sworn in as Mexicoís next president, after the anti-establishment leftist won a landslide election victory promising to "transform" a country fed up with crime, poverty and corruption. (Photo by daniel aguilar / Lopez Obrador's Press office

Mexico deported 126 Venezuelan migrants who did not have proper permission to be in the country, the National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday, July 30.

The 117 men and nine women were not able to prove their legal entry into Mexico, an INM statement said. The migrants were transported from an immigration station in the city of Tapachula, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, to an airport where they boarded a flight early Saturday morning.

The INM has so far this year deported 343 Venezuelan migrants, the institute said.

An estimated 6 million Venezuelans have fled economic collapse and insecurity in their home country in recent years, according to United Nations figures. Many have settled in other South American countries but some have traveled north.

Source: La Jornada

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