Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans, and Central Americans, left this Monday in a new migrant caravan, the seventh so far this year, from the Mexican city of Tapachula, Chiapas state, bordering Guatemala, in search of his regularization to continue his route to the United States.
The caravan departed from the Siglo XXI migration station and headed for the community of Álvaro Obregón, a first stop about 15 kilometers from Tapachula, where they will set up a temporary camp pending a dialogue with authorities from the National Migration Institute (INM).
This new group of migrants, like the six that preceded them, has not waited for the regularization process carried out by the immigration authorities in Tapachula and made the decision to group together and walk along the coastal highway to the community of Alvaro Obregon.
A migrant from Cuba, named Carlos, told Efe that the only request of this group of migrants is to have free transit through Mexico since they do not want to stay in Mexican territory.
Mexico deported more than 114,000 foreigners in 2021, according to data from the Migration Policy Unit of the country’s Ministry of the Interior.
In addition, Comar received a record 131,448 refugee applications in 2021. Of these petitioners, more than 51,000 are Haitians.
Mexico’s INM recently reported that between January 1 and April 13 of this year it intercepted 115,379 migrants, of which 15% were minors, mainly from Central American nations.
While in fiscal year 2022, which started on October 1, 2021, 1,060,094 migrant encounters have already been recorded on the southern US border, according to data from the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP)