Nearly 5,000 Cubans will join a caravan from Tapachula to the border of the United States, due to the impossibility of processing documents in Mexico.
The islanders tried to obtain permits from the National Migration Institute (INM) and the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (COMAR), but they received no response, reported Diario del Sur. So, they planned to leave for Mexico City early Monday morning in a caravan.
“With a permit of 10 or 15 days, we are ready to clean the streets, parks and immigration offices, because our intention is not to stay in Mexico, and the authorities know it,” said Cuban Juan Carlos Martínez the media. Moran.
Reuniel Quiñónez emphasized that the caravan is the only option due to the authorities’ refusal to deliver the Multiple Migration Form that would allow Cubans to continue their journey to the north of the country.
Quiñónez pointed out that this mobilization could include migrants of other nationalities stranded in Tapachula. It will be conducted peacefully with the goal of reaching the border of the United States and seeking asylum.
Some Cubans criticized Tapachula’s unemployment, citing high rents and not being able to afford them, so they would be left on the streets if they did not leave the border city.
Cuban Immigration doctor Loraine Morales Pine told ADN Cuba that Tapachula has become a city of immigration trapping, where they face laborious procedures to obtain documents and continue on their way.
Some Cubans reported that INM agents prevented them from traveling by plane to northern Mexico, even if they had appointments in the United States, forcing them to travel by bus with a high risk of kidnappings. and extortion.