25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say

Fox News | 2/5/2019 | Jacqui Heinrich
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Immigration officials says the MS-13 gang members were agitators in a scuffle with officials at warehouse housing asylum-seekers; Jacqui Heinrich reports from Eagle Pass, Texas.

At least 25 gang members affiliated with the MS-13 gang were deported from Mexico after they were revealed to be concealed within the caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants just across the U.S. border, immigration officials said Tuesday.

Caravan - Piedras - Negras - Mexico - Weeks

The caravan first arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico, two weeks ago across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas when officials from the Instituto Nacional de Migración identified 10 gang members from Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.

But after warehouse scuffles with police last week, officials discovered and deported 15 additional MS-13 "agitators," INM Media Deputy Director Aline Juarez told Fox News.

Addition - Gang - Members - Total - Migrants

In addition to the gang members, a total of 70 central American migrants have been deported to their home countries, while about 1,500 have been granted humanitarian visas to move freely within Mexico.

News of the deportations was first reported by Mexican state news agency Notimex. The news agency reported that deportations came after issues at a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras.

Saturday - Officials - Shelter - Hundreds - Migrants

On Saturday, officials said the shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined would be closed by Wednesday.

Police in Mexico step up efforts to contain migrants in temporary quarters in Piedras Negras; Casey Stegall reports from Eagle Pass, Texas.

Coahuila - State - Public - Safety - Secretary

Coahuila State Public Safety Secretary Jose Luis Pliego told the Associated Press...
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