Mexican authorities mentioned a bunch of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate on the Guatemalan border Friday and compelled their approach into southern Mexico to hitch a bigger group of migrants making an attempt to make their approach towards the US.
The Nationwide Immigration Institute didn’t establish the nationalities of the migrants, however they’re often from Central America.
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An identical confrontation occurred on the identical border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala final 12 months.
The institute mentioned the migrants had been performing in a “hostile” and “aggressive” approach, and accused them of additionally attacking native police in Metapa, a Mexican village that lies between the border and the close by metropolis of Tapachula.
The group of 350 pushed previous police guarding the bridge and joined a bigger group of about 2,000 migrants who’re strolling towards Tapachula within the newest caravan to enter Mexico.
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Claudia Jaqueline Sandoval, 43, from El Progreso, Honduras, was strolling towards Tapachula together with her six-year-old daughter. One other son and a daughter are already in the US.
“I’ve been HIV optimistic for 16 years,” mentioned Sandoval, however her motive for going north was not simply medical therapy. “It has been two years since I heard from my son” in the US, and cash is scarce, she mentioned.
There are already a number of teams of migrants within the southern border state of Chiapas who’ve expressed frustration at Mexico’s coverage of slowing or stopping the method of handing out humanitarian and exit visas on the border.
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A bunch of a number of hundred Cuban, African and Central American migrants have been ready on the immigration places of work in Tapachula for paperwork that will permit them to journey to their U.S. border, the place most plant to request asylum.
Some members of that group have scuffled with immigration authorities and damaged home windows on the places of work in current days, accusing officers of creating them wait too lengthy for papers.
And one other group of an estimated 2,500 Central American and Cuban migrants have been caught for not less than every week additional west within the Chiapas city of Mapastepec, additionally ready for papers.
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