Haiti – FLASH : Thousands of Haitians in Tapachula want to cross Mexico
On Monday greater than 5,000 migrants, largely Haitians but additionally Cuban and Venezuelan migrants, gathered in the stadium of the municipality of Tapachula (State of Chiapas, southern Mexico) managed by the National Guard, reworked for the event by the National Institute of Migration of Mexico (INM) supported by the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) “in a makeshift migration office” to strive to enable migrants to apply for refugee, protected standing or visa.
“We need documents to be able to travel to Mexico,” mentioned a Haitian migrant in the infinite queue beneath the scorching solar, noting that and not using a correct visa they’re despatched again to Tapachula. The migrants urge the authorities to allow them to transit freely by way of Mexico to attain the US-Mexico border in the north.
Let’s recall that two migrant caravans largely made up of Haitians have already left Tapachula in latest weeks, many on foot for the lengthy journey in the hope of reaching the US-Mexico border.
About 100 km from town of Mapastepec (Chiapas State), a caravan of round 2,500 largely Haitian migrants heading north paused. One of the Haitians indicated that he hoped to get hold of a visa extra simply in one other State of Mexico, even when for that he had to stroll a whole bunch of kilometers…
Of the 116,500 asylum or protected standing purposes acquired to date, for the reason that begin of 2021, almost half have come from Haitian residents. The INM estimates that by the top of the yr 130,000 folks can have utilized for asylum or protected standing in Mexico…
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