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Caravan with more than 10,000 migrants leaves southern Mexico towards the United States

On the eve of the visit of a delegation of U.S To face the migration crisis, a caravan of more than 10,000 migrants left the southern border of Mexico in the middle of Christmas Eve to put pressure on both governments.

Thousands of migrants from 24 nationalities walked from the border city of Tapachulain the state of Chiapasin the early hours of this Sunday and risked walking to Álvaro Obregónwhere they will go through a complicated Christmas.

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This contingent of people, mainly children, women and entire familieswalked along federal highway 200 and crossed the first Ejido Viva México checkpoint, where only Ejido Viva México personnel National guard it’s from National Migration Institute (INM).

The delegate of Civil Protection, Julissa Esther Briones Magaña confirmed to EFE that There are 10 thousand people in a mobility contextfor which he recommended that the migrant population safeguard their health and that of their children and at the same time asked drivers to drive with caution due to this mass exodus of people.

According to Luis Rey García Villagrandirector of Center for Human Dignification (CDH), This caravan is the biggest exodus this year and could exceed 15,000 people who will walk as many days as they can to reach the Mexico City in your first point.

Migrants take part in a caravan heading to the border with the United States in Tapachula, state of Chiapas, Mexico, on December 24, 2023. (AFP Photo). (FOR/)

“There is a plug and a human knot that is reflected in this group we lead, We tell the Mexican State that we have no choice but to walk along the road to the INM and the finger of the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, say yes or no. Today we are the poorest of the poorest of those who are in the depths of need, those of us who do not have money to pay for visas or polleros,” he said. Villagran.

Venezuelan migrant Jesús Silva, who is traveling with his wife, told EFE that in Ciudad Hidalgo, immigration agents placed him in a unit and took him to the Siglo 21 immigration station.where they received a job to leave Mexico.

“The option is to walk, I trust in caravanbecause that’s where we feel safest with our brothers and sisters Latinos that we are leaving with a new dream, with hope for life”, shared Silva.

The migrant Honduran José Wilmer Fernández Caballero, who showed his positive resolution of the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (Comar), tried to leave Chiapasbut the immigration authorities tell them that it is worthless and of no use.

“It was useless to spend so much time in Tapachulalost time, they always knock me down and bring me back, here we have a positive resolution, but they always take me out of the combi (bus) and tell me it’s worthless“, said.

it is caravan I walked about four hours from Tapachula to the ejido Álvaro Obregónwhere its members will live Christmas under the trees, on the roofs, in the bush, on the ground, on the cardboard, on the mats and on the sheets they carry to be able to spend this night that should be family, in peace and with great joy, but in which they undertook this journey to reach the U.S.

Source: Elcomercio

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