around 600. caravan of Central American, Haitian and Venezuelan diaspora He left for the United States this Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas.
At around 8:00, the first group of about 300 foreigners left Central Park where they managed to walk about two kilometers before joining the road.
A few hours later, they stopped and waited for a similar group of Haitian immigrants who joined the caravan and left for the United States.
“What we want is to leave without hurting anyone to reach Tijuana, Hermosillo or Mazatlán, because 95 percent of the people want to reach the north of the country,” said a Venezuelan expatriate who called on the government for a humanitarian corridor. said. answer.
tapachulaon the border with Guatemala, Focused on more than 125 thousand migrantsMany of these are sleeping on the streets, condemning the collapse of the municipality for months.
The caravan has so far only managed to move about seven kilometers amidst the scorching heat and without being stopped by immigration officials.
The foreigners managed to cross the first checkpoint in the community of Viva México, the main exit from Tapachula, which leads to the state capital Tuxtla Gutierrez.
The state of Chiapas has more than 14 thousand elements. Army, Navy and National Guard To stop the migratory flow from Central America.
Migration to Mexico has increased since October 2018, when caravans with thousands of migrants, mostly Central American, began entering the country to reach the United States.
when the president Joe Biden Arrived at White House, program postponed “Stay in Mexico” of his predecessor, Donald Trump, which forced asylum seekers from Mexican territory to wait for their hearings, thousands of whom were trapped in border camps.
The flow picked up again so that the United States detained 212,672 illegal immigrants at its southern border last July, the highest number in 20 years.
Last Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld a judge’s order reinstating the “Stay in Mexico” program.
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