Tehran 21 January_Mexican forces have fired tear gas at hundred of Central American refugees as they tried to force their way through the Mexico-Guatemala border after the Mexican government rejected their request to transit toward the United States.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-The refugees waded across a river into Mexico on Monday in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children.
Witnesses said several children went missing amid the chaos as the refugees scattered to avoid being detained by Mexican officials.
According to Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM), the mostly Honduran refugees were part of a group of several thousand people that had set off last week from Honduras, fleeing violence and poverty in their homeland.
A migrant told Reuters that “we didn't come to stay here. We just want to cross to the other side. I don't want to go back to my country because there is nothing there, just hunger.”
The Honduran Ambassador to Mexico said that Mexican authorities have some 1,300 Hondurans in migration centers and will start deporting them back home on Tuesday.