Due to the increase in the arrival of migrants at the southern border of Mexico, the National Migration Institute (INM) has set up a camp in Chiapas, in the Tapachula ecological park, so that the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (Comar) can facilitate the attention of the area, as reported by the entity on Tuesday in a statement.
In the press release, the INM detailed that it also moved about 8,000 migrants to prevent “situations that put their integrity at risk due to the agglomeration recorded in the past days.”
To move the migrants to different locations, 189 buses and 73 vans were used, the statement added.
In the first eight months of 2023, the number of people seeking asylum recognition increased by 28.9%. This corresponds to 22,412 more orders than in the same period last year, from 77,469 in 2022 to 99,881 this year, according to INM figures.
On September 24, the governments of Mexico and the United States reached an agreement to deport migrants from their border towns to their countries and take several measures to stop migrants as part in a new effort to curb the recent increase in border crossings.
The agreement came after an increase in crossings by undocumented immigrants at the southern border of the United States, which in recent weeks has reached the numbers before the expiration of Title 42, with 8,000 border arrest in one day, the week passed. The numbers of daily arrests dropped significantly to 3,500 per day after the implementation of Title 42.
Although the US government has implemented a series of measures to allow migrants to enter the country legally – such as a CBPOne mobile application to prevent illegal crossings and migrant centers in some countries in the Western Hemisphere for migrants to submit applications to obtain visas – desperation and misinformation from smugglers led migrants to cross anyway.