Wednesday, August 31, 2022
By: Oscar Blue Ramirez
Tijuana.- For the first time in history in Mexico, the highest number of groups or caravans of migrants that have left the southern gate of the country in a single month has been recorded.
The city of Tapachula has been the epicenter of the continuous caravans in this month of August, where migrants from Central America, South America and different parts of the world have made the decision to constantly go on a walk or caravan because they have not been provided with the transit permit known as Multiple Migratory Form (FMM) or failing that, many of them have been granted the “Expulsion Letter” from the country, which this same document stipulates that they must leave the Aztec territory in a certain number of days. .
The National Institute of Immigration of Mexico (INAMI) has been granting the letter of expulsion to migrants in the city of Tapachula and in some cases humanitarian visas to those migrants who comply with the process of the refugee commission (COMAR), which causes Those applicants who cannot wait for the documentation process for about 3 months, due to economic reasons, have no other option but to advance on a walk or caravan to the next state of Oaxaca, where in the municipality of Tapanatepec they are being granted the form multiple migration.
It is speculated that this afternoon caravan number 8 will leave on the last day of August.
So far there have been around 3,000 migrants, adding up the 7 groups that have decided to go in a caravan to the north of the state of Chiapas to go to the migratory process camp located in Tapanatepec, Oaxaca. This would be a walk of around 290.5 km. from the city of Tapachula to the next state heading north.
The 7 caravans have been made up of migrants from countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti and different countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Photography: Manuel de Jesus