One of the migrant caravans that runs Mexico looking to get to USA reached agreements with authorities to grant them more than 2,500 visitor permits for humanitarian reasons and they will be transferred to ten states.
Héctor Martínez Castuera, director of the National Institute of Migration (INM), was presented this Tuesday in the town of Mapstepec, in Chiapas, to talk with members of a caravan of more than 2,500 people that left the border last Monday Tapachula, in the same district.
“We are going to transfer them to 10 states of the country (…) we have offered them, in addition to the card that they will renew, accommodation in shelters and employment alternatives, among others,” Martínez told the press.
After reaching the agreement, the INM set up tables to receive requests from migrants, who in the afternoon began to be transferred in a dozen buses to states in the center, south and west of the country. With this agreement, it would have been possible to deactivate this caravan.
Another caravan of about 600 migrants that left a month ago from Chiapas was this Tuesday in the state of Veracruz.
Meanwhile, thousands of migrants stranded in Tapachula blocked an important highway on Tuesday in protest because the INM It has not followed through on a similar offer to grant them permits and take them to other states.
On Monday, the authorities set up tables in a local stadium to proceed with the permitting process, but they were outnumbered by thousands of migrants who came. The authorities suspended the process due to the tumult generated.
Today it was canceled due to the conflict; the agents of migration they stopped attending because of the disorder. The government does not have a conclusive answer in what they are going to help us and as long as that does not happen, the problems will continue, “said Honduran migrant Darío Fernández, who is traveling with his wife and three children.
The flow of migrates without papers, fleeing violence and poverty, multiplied after the arrival to the presidency of USA from the democrat of Joe Biden, who promised to analyze their cases.
More than 190,000 migrants have been detected by mexican authorities between January and September, three times more than in 2020. Some 74,300 have been deported.