Mexico is on track to set a new record for refugee applications this year, far surpassing the 129,000 mark in 2021, and among the largest immigrant groups it is accepting are Cubans.
Andres Ramirez Silva Director of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR), explained AP that the number of refugee applications is around 150,000 this year taking into account the current pace and constant influx of migrants.
Most asylum applications They come from Cubans Haitians and Hondurans, who make up about 80% of the total population.
The Arrival of irregular immigrants threatens to overwhelm the capacity of Mexican authorities in various parts of the route to the United States.
The overwhelming number of refugee applications has led COMAR to request help from the National Guard to ensure the security of its operations in southern Mexico. especially in Tapachula a town near the border with Guatemala.
Half of the country’s refugee applications are concentrated there. In recent weeks, these offices have served approximately 2,000 people each day.
The queues and crowds of immigrants awaiting their trials led to violent incidents that required security forces to intervene.
The government assures that they will continue to do so Efforts to locate migrants who attempt to enter the United States through human traffickers and are often found in precarious conditions.
Meanwhile, migrants seeking legalization of their status face long waiting times and difficult conditions, reflecting the complexity of the migration situation in the region.
This week Marisol Pena Cobas A Cuban mother and dissident who is staying in Tapachula said that staying in the Mexican city was like “entering a black hole that swallows migrants.”