State authorities in the border state of Coahuila stopped a train carrying more than 1,800 migrants en route from Mexico City to the Texas border. The stop was only temporary, however, and the migrants are expected to continue their journey.
The incident took place on Tuesday in Monclova in the central part of Coahuila. State police forces stopped a train that had more than 1,800 migrants riding illegally on it. Authorities stopped the migrants and assisted those who needed it after their journey.
During the detention, authorities interviewed some of the migrants and learned that most of them had legal permits to be in and travel through Mexico. The various groups had ridden on the train’s roof and inside some compartments from Mexico City and planned on reaching the Coahuila border with Texas. After being forced off the train the migrants stopped in the Monclova area as they found alternative ways to reach the border cities of Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuna with the ultimate intention of crossing into Texas.
A Coahuila law enforcement official revealed to Breitbart Texas that the number of migrants on the train was actually much higher than reported, with an estimated nearly 3,000 migrants onboard.
As Breitbart Texas reported, migrants have been using trains, passenger buses, and even airplanes to make their way from Mexico City and the south of the county to the Coahuila border to cross into Texas at a record-setting pace.