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Guatemala: IGM increases control, deports 38 irregular migrants

Guatemala City, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Institute of Migration (IGM) reported on Friday the deportation of 38 foreigners for not complying with requirements for entry into the national territory, as part of the reinforcement of border control.

The coordinated action reported 18 Salvadorans, 15 Ecuadorians, five Hondurans and one Nicaraguan, as well as eight minors, who were traveling accompanied by at least one of their parents.

According to the report, during their stay in the country, the migrants were provided with comprehensive assistance, including psychological and medical care, and food as well.

The IGM moved the people to the posts of Agua Caliente, on the border with Honduras, and Nueva Anguiatú, with El Salvador, where they would proceed with their departure.

Migration authorities reiterated their commitment to enforcing their laws to keep order and security at the borders.

Guatemala strengthened days ago the 22 border posts and internal actions before a possible rise of travelers from Haiti, due to chaos and violence affecting that nation.