Monday, March 20, 2023

New migrant caravan departs from Tapachula to Huixtla, Chiapaso

Elio Henriquez, correspondent

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis. Nearly four thousand migrants of various nationalities left Tapachula in a caravan for Huixtla this Monday to demand that the National Institute of Migration (INM) deliver documents to travel to the northern border and cross into the United States.

“Since the migration did not have the mercy of us to respond in more than a week and a half, all the leaders of the group have decided to go in a peaceful caravan today; we just want to go to Huixtla so that they can give us a permit,” said an expatriate he said.

According to a migrant in a group interview before leaving, the crew left Tapachula at 1:00 pm and is made up of 4,045 people, including 624 children.

“We have said on several occasions that we do not want to be here; We just want a permit to reach our destination,” insisted the woman, who called on all organizations to provide assistance, especially children going on the march, to reach Huixtla, located 40 km. Water and other products are required.

“We just want to get to Huixtla peacefully, we don’t want problems or outcry, we are just asking that our human rights be respected because the conditions in which we are here are completely inhuman; there was a flood yesterday and many women and children were drenched, many had fever.”

He argued that the situation for migrants living in Tapachula is “unbearable. We are waiting for a response from immigration and they don’t come out to show their faces till 11am. They say we have to go to the Mexican Commission for Refugees Aid (COMER) to make a request, but the appointments are until November or December, but how will we stay until then? It is impossible, there are people who do not have livelihood, they are not eating, all our human rights are being violated.

The woman explained that the plan envisages walking for five hours at the pace of children and women and then resting. “March has to be united, if five women stop we have to stop with them, we have a circle in our back, no one can pass or stay behind. We left as a family and we have to reach as a family.”

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