Families deported from the United States are being abandoned in Chiapas

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Tapachula. – Guatemalan immigrants deported by the United States and abandoned at the Guatemalan border by the National Institute for Migration (INME), for the past 15 days, they will face debts of at least 60 thousand quetzales without cash, which is about 154 thousand and 94 pesos.

At 6:00 p.m. Friday night, a flight from McAllen, Texas, landed at Tapachula International Airport (AIT) with immigrant families of Guatemalan descent, met by National Institute of Migration officials and bussed to Talisman-Border Point. El Carmen where they were abandoned.

On that trip, Hugo, his wife, and their two-year-old son were deported; The couple decided to immigrate to the United States in search of a better life. But they were deceived by a wolf, with the false promise that if they traveled as a family to a government Joe Biden Grant them asylum.

Through the smuggler, for 60,000 quetzals, Hugo and his family drove through Mexico until they reached the border town of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and on Monday they crossed irregularly into the United States on the Rio Grande.

After crossing the tributary, they were arrested by US immigration authorities and taken to a detention center.

“They didn’t tell us anything and took us back; all they count is a lie. Now I don’t know what to do, we loaned money, sold all our things, and made a trip where we suffered a lot, and had debts.”

The same situation is facing Wilbur, who was deported with his six-year-old son, while his wife managed to evade the US immigration authorities, as the young man from Chimaltenango worked as a water deliveryman in jugs, but was convinced by a trafficker. Of the people who, if he travels as a family, it would be easy to grant them asylum.

Now he has a debt of 50 thousand quetzals, which is about 128 thousand 412 pesos, which he needs on the trip.

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