The Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) announced that there are currently more Cuban migrants than Haitians in Tapachula, Mexico.
A fact that seemed impossible to grasp until a few weeks ago. Let’s remember that there are thousands of Haitians who stay in this part of the state of Chiapas for a long period of time. Your goal is nothing other than to continue your journey to the USA.
One of the many Cubans stranded in Tapachula is Yumara. She commented to the website 14ymedio that “no one wants to stay in Mexico.” The young woman has been in the Aztec region for exactly a month and is waiting for additional protection from COMAR.
This “explicit authorization” means you can stay there until you get an appointment through the CBP One application. Only then can you appear for a political asylum interview in the United States.
Late this week, David Pérez Tejada Padilla, head of immigration in Baja California, said appointments would increase very soon.
However, so far this prediction has not come true. The truth is that hundreds of irregular migrants arrive every day from different countries and continents seeking to enter the United States through CBP One.
The number of migrants would set records
Mexico’s immigration authorities expect that by the end of the current year, 2023, the number of migrants arriving in their territory will exceed previous figures.
COMAR reiterates that immigrant mobility exceeds 2021 figures. “It has never been around 100,000 at the end of August, so it is estimated that it will exceed 150,000 at the end of the year.”
Meanwhile, AC Human Dignification Center coordinator Luis García Villagrán warned of the arrival of at least 200,000 more migrants. Most of them are located in different regions of Central America; Particularly noteworthy are migrants from Cuba and Venezuela.