A huge migrant caravan seen in 2023 blocks a critical access road to the Mexican state of Chiapas. The protagonists request transit visas that allow them to reach the southern border of the United States. The largest group are Cubans, Venezuelans, and Haitians, among other immigrants pursuing the same goal. There is no doubt that this is the biggest caravan that has set out in Dapachu this year.
“We want papers, we want papers!” The participants put more pressure on the National Institute of Migration (INM) officials every day. Its main activity is blocking the access roads of the Comprehensive Border Traffic Assistance Center (CAITF). Also, they block access to the coastal highway in the Huixtla-Esquintla section of southern Mexico.
A clear response from the Mexican authorities came immediately. They immediately had anti-riot squads to defend the occupied territory. Immigrants want to maintain their status until the documents they request are provided.
news agency EFE It has reporters on the scene and has been able to interview many migrants. One of them said, “We are looking for a job opportunity. “We don’t want vandalism or illegal things, but we don’t want an opportunity, and we ask for it in the name of God.”
The caravan started its journey from Tapachula on 30 October. A few hours later, the migrants settled at the entrance of CAITF with several signs with the phrase “Migrants’ lives matter too”.
Meanwhile, Irineo Mujica Arzate, director of Pueblos Sin Fronteras, told several Local media Could not establish a conversation with INM. According to Luis Rey García Villagrán, general coordinator of the Center for Human Dignity, at least two thousand children are in the caravan.
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