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Mexican authorities dissolve new migrant caravan | News


A new caravan of migrants that left the southeast of Mexico the day before with a view to reaching Mexico City with the intention of obtaining a visa, was dissolved this Wednesday, after the immigration authorities negotiated with the members of the group.

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A group of migrants leaves Chiapas for the Mexican capital

Elements of the National Migration Institute (INM), accompanied by the National Guard with riot gear, detained the contingent and later began negotiations regarding the continuation of the march.

Between 200 and 300 people of various nationalities, most of them from Central American countries, left Tapachula, Chiapas, a city on the border with Guatemala, to travel to Mexico City, as part of their journey to the United States.

The group came out after blocking the highway that connects Tapachula with the upper area, at the height of the Siglo 21 Immigration Station, to demand the delivery of immigration documents that allow them to travel through the country and reach the border with the United States.

The director of Pueblo sin Fronteras, Irineo Mujica, said that the caravan does not have a “head,” that is, they go on their own and are not accompanied by civil organizations. He also warned that the solution for the undocumented is going to be to form constant exoduses, given the lack of response from the authorities.

Last Saturday, the INM broke up a caravan of migrants who intended to leave en masse from Tapachula, on the border with Guatemala, to go to Mexico City.

However, the federal authorities began to serve the migrants in groups of 150 people with the promise of transferring them to shelters within four days to start their migration regularization process and obtain humanitarian visas.

On this occasion, the fourth caravan advanced 16 kilometers when it was blocked by the Mexican authorities, who urged the group to negotiate

The representative of the National Migration Institute (INM) in Chiapas, Paola López Rodas, arrived in the community and asked the migrants to listen to her and agree to receive care and thus prevent them from continuing to risk walking on the road.

The Mexican government had already warned that in immigration matters it will act in accordance with the law and without legal status, said Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.

The head of Mexican diplomacy emphasized that an exception cannot be made and transit through the territory without any legal condition.

Mexico deported more than 114,000 foreigners in 2021, according to data from the Migration Policy Unit of the country’s Ministry of the Interior.

In addition, the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comar) received a record 131,448 refugee applications in 2021. Of these petitioners, more than 51,000 are Haitians.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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