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Three new caravans of migrants leave from Tapachula; They seek to reach the CdMx

It is late, three new migrant caravans left Tapachula, Chiapas with the aim of advancing to the Mexico City to try to obtain documents that regulate your immigration status.

Hundreds of Central American migrants walk in the municipality of Tapachula.  (EFE)

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Hundreds of Central American migrants walk in the municipality of Tapachula. (EFE)

Around 2,000 migrants are part of this seventh migrant caravan which has been divided into three groups: the first made up of about a thousand left on Thursday night, the second contingent made up of about 600 that left at dawn this Friday and the third group of about 600 that left this morning.

Migrants walk without anyone guiding them

Jesús López, a migrant from Honduras, explained that he decided to leave because the Mexican immigration service officials lied to him as they told them that they were going to send 20 trucks for transfers, but in the end there were 10 that were not full.

The first caravan Made up mostly of Haitians, they have walked about 41 kilometers, the second contingent has advanced 26 kilometers to Huehuetán, while the last group leaves Tapachula with around 600 people.

The National Institute of Migration (INM) He reiterated that they will continue with the bus transfers, but they will organize and order the migrants to continue their regulation process.

Luis Rey García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignification (CDH), indicated in less than 24 hours he was able to take more than two thousand migrants on buses.

In Mapstepec, 179 migrants from the caravan of October 23 and November 18, remain in the central park and have declared a hunger strike, because there were not enough buses to transfer them to 10 other states in the country .

Luis Enrique is another migrant from Honduras that he is upset by the null attention of Migration, reason why he decided to leave to arrive where they can process his stay in Mexico.

The first caravan will arrive in Huixtla where they will rest and in the early morning they will resume their way to Villa Comaltitlán.

Another fourth group that had left Tapachula in a caravan gave up walking, preferring to wait for the transfers offered by the National Migration Institute (INM).

The caravan of Veracruz

Meanwhile, another migrant caravan Made up of several hundred people, it moved through the state of Veracruz on Friday, but fatigue caused that, as has happened in the past, several dozen people surrendered to the immigration authorities.

In this way, it is estimated that now this contingent, which has advanced more than 600 kilometers and has been on the road for more than a month, is made up of about 300 people.

The migrants left the town of Isla on Friday and moved to the municipality of José Azueta, some 25 kilometers later. In addition, it is expected that this Friday or tomorrow they will arrive at Loma Bonita.

But the contingent is already severely depleted and dozens have surrendered to the support group of the INM under the promise of being regularized in different states of the country.

Migratory wave

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow towards USA, whose Customs and Border Protection (CBP) It “found” more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants on the border with Mexico in fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30.

The migrants have started again after the Mexican authorities thwarted the advance of four caravans that left precisely from Tapachula in the first days of September.

Mexico has detected more than 190,000 undocumented migrants from January to September, about triple the number in 2020, in addition to having deported almost 74,300, according to the Migration Policy Unit of the country’s Interior Ministry.


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