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New caravan of some 2,000 migrants leaves southern Mexico

2021-11-19T01:33:46.974Z

A caravan of migrants, the second in less than a month, left Thursday, November 18, the border town of Tapachula, in southern Mexico, towards ...



A caravan of migrants, the second in less than a month, left Thursday, November 18, the border town of Tapachula, in southern Mexico, for the center of the country where migrants will ask for papers to move within Mexican territory.

The group is made up of some 2,000 people from Central America, Haiti and Venezuela, and are seeking to join another caravan that left the same city on October 23 and is currently in the state of Veracruz (east). , in the south of the country.

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"The only way to stop the caravan is for the National Institute of Migration

(INM) to

sign and hand over the papers to travel throughout the territory,"

said activist Luis Garcia Villagran, one of the organizers of the group.

The caravan, which also contains minors, moved along a coastal highway in the southern state of Chiapas and passed a migration checkpoint without incident.

“The migrants are motivated, we think the authorities are not going to arrest us

,

added Luis Garcia Villagran.

Several migrants from the First Caravan, which now numbers around 800, agreed to receive papers allowing them to temporarily reside in Mexico, but others plan to continue their journey to the United States.

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The flow of undocumented people has increased since Joe Biden came to the White House and his promise to treat them more humanely than his predecessor.

More than 190,000 migrants were counted by the Mexican authorities between January and September, three times more than in 2020. Some 74,300 people were expelled.

The United States, for its part, recorded the illegal entry of 1.7 million people from Mexico into its territory between October 2020 and last September, a record.

Source: lefigaro

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