Many migrants, including adults and children, stormed the train tracks in the city of Chihuahua to force the driver to stop and take a ride to Ciudad Juárez.
Every day, hundreds of migrants, mostly of Venezuelan origin, who arrive at the border of the United States, have surpassed the surveillance of the police corporations of the three levels of government that guard the banks of the Rio Grande.
A train driver from the company Ferrocarriles de México (Ferromex) informed his superiors and police authorities that undocumented immigrants were walking along the tracks and crossing the tracks to force them to stop and board. Because of this, when crossing the city of Chihuahua they travel at a low speed to avoid an accident, because there are many families traveling on the roads.
The goal of these migrants is to reach the United States by crossing Ciudad Juárez; When they arrived, they looked for water and food, and then they walked to Gate 38, where they were accepted to seek asylum, which was immediately denied and the process of deportation to their countries of origin began, according to authorities in US immigration.
César Omar Muñoz, head of the municipal Public Security Secretariat of this border city, says that these operations are one hundred percent preventive, “we will not detain migrants, we will support the personnel of immigration because they asked us to.”
Omar Muñoz says that in recent days they have carried out operations in the banks of the Rio Grande, which were filled with foreigners who, seeing the police units and the National Migration Institute (INM), tried to crossing the tributary. “In the first operation they saw us arrive and ran, even though they knew we couldn’t stop them, our presence was only for prevention.”
“I think it is very clear, we cannot and should not stop them, on the first day of surveillance, the INM asked for support because they are many, but we are there to provide protection to everyone,” he said.
The INM, with the support of federal and municipal corporations, took hundreds of migrants from the train in other cities so that they could not reach Juárez, but they continued on their way.