Migrants rush to US port of entry after riot at Mexican detention center

Dozens of migrants rioted inside a Mexican immigration center and then raced to Texas, leading some to cross an international bridge and others to the US side of the Rio Grande. The rush forced authorities to temporarily close the land port of entry.

The incident happened on Sunday in Piedras Negras, where migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela detained in the offices of the Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) at International Bridge 2 rioted to escape from installation. The migrants smashed windows and other objects before leaving. Several dozen managed to leave and at least 28 ran across the border bridge. US authorities closed the bridge to stop the rush.

The 28 people have since been processed by US authorities and returned to Mexico, authorities in Coahuila said. At least 10 of them are believed to have reached the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

Coahuila state authorities have been forced to step up law enforcement measures in and around Piedras Negras to control the increase in the number of migrants seeking to enter Texas for asylum. The current crisis has led to many drownings in the border river.

Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels that silence their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in these regions, including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, if a pseudonym was not used. Chronicles of the Breitbart Texas Cartel are published in English and in their original version Spanish. This article was written by “JM Martinez” from Coahuila.


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