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Blinken addresses Mexico's migration crisis as a 10,000-person caravan advances toward the capital

Blinken addresses Mexico's migration crisis as a 10,000-person caravan advances toward the capital

Eve Visit From one delegation to United State To address the migration crisis, a A caravan of more than 10,000 migrants left Mexico's southern border on Sunday In the middle of Christmas Eve to put pressure on both governments. Thousands of migrants of 24 nationalities walked from the border city of Tapachula in the southern Mexican state Chiapas, early on Sunday morning and risked walking to Álvaro Obregon, where they spent a complicated Christmas. he US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkenvisits Mexico on Wednesday to address Unprecedented migration flow that rose dramatically in December.


This unit of people, mostly Children, women and entire familiesdrove along Federal Highway 200 and passed the first checkpoint in Ejido Viva MexicoIt is limited to members of the National Guard National Migration Institute (INM).

Civil Protection delegate, Julissa Esther Briones Magaña, confirmed to Efe News Agency that they are 10,000 people In the context of Mobilityfor which he recommended to the migrant population to preserve their health and the health of their children, and at the same time asked drivers to do so with caution due to this mass exodus of people.

The largest displacement this year

According to Luis Rey García Villagran, Director Center for Human Dignity (CDH)This convoy is the largest displacement this year and could exceed 15,000 people, who will walk as many days as possible to reach… Mexico City On your first point


“There is a plug and a knot of humanity that is reflected in this group that we are leading, and we are telling the Mexican state that it leaves us no other choice but to go all the way to the INM and toe the finger.” President of the Republic Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, say yes or no. “Today we are the poorest of the poorest of those who are at the peak of need, those of us who do not have the money to pay for visas or visas,” Villagran said.

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Venezuelan migrant Jesús Silva, traveling with his wife, said he was in… Hidalgo city Immigration agents placed him in a unit and took him to the Siglo 21 immigration center, where they obtained a document to leave Mexico. “The choice is really to walk, and I rely on the caravan, because it is the place where we feel safest with the Latino brothers who leave with a new dream and hope in life,” Silva said.

Honduran immigrant José Wilmer Fernández Caballero, who demonstrated his positive solution to the problem Mexican Committee for Assistance to Refugees (COMAR)They tried to leave Chiapas, but the immigration authorities told them it was worthless and of no use.

He said: “It was useless to spend a lot of time in Tapachula, wasting time. They always drop me off and bring me back. Here we have a positive decision, but they always drop me off the bus and tell me it is worthless.”


this Mass convoy I walked for about four hours Tapachula To Álvaro Obregón Ejido, where they spent Christmas under the trees and the roofs and on the grass and the earth and the cardboard and the mats and the blankets that they carry so that they can spend this night that should be familiar and in which they undertook this journey in order to reach the United States.