MEXICO CITY – A number of hundred migrants, together with many kids, headed north from close to Mexico’s border with Guatemala on Saturday hoping to succeed in the U.S., however Mexican safety forces dispersed the group a number of hours later.
About 300 Haitians, Cubans and Central Individuals set out on foot from the city of Tapachula, and some hundred extra migrants joined in because the stroll progressed.
After about eight hours, they handed by an immigration checkpoint with out issues, however then Nationwide Guard troops in riot gear blocked their manner as a heavy rain fell. Among the migrants had been arrested whereas others eluded seize and stored heading north. By Saturday evening about 200 had arrived the city of Huixtla, stated the Rev. Heyman Vazquez, a priest who works with migrants.
Immigration brokers additionally helped break up the group. An Related Press journalist noticed one immigration agent kick a migrant who was already immobilized and on the bottom.
The Collective of Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights of the Southeast, which is a coalition of teams that work with migrants, stated some individuals had been injured although it gave no numbers. It stated the detained migrants had been loaded on buses and pushed away.
The movement of migrants from Central America has elevated because the starting of the yr and in latest days despair had grown particularly among the many Haitian neighborhood stranded in Tapachula. This week they started to reveal searching for to hurry up their immigration procedures and threatened to depart in a caravan if Mexican officers didn’t take note of them.
The group that started off Saturday was the largest one this yr and recalled the caravans that occurred in Mexico earlier than the pandemic and the massive formation that attempted to depart Honduras in January however that was blocked from crossing Guatemala.
The Mexican authorities has insisted this week that it’s going to proceed with its coverage of containing migrants. Protection Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval stated Friday that the primary aim of the deployment of the military, navy and Nationwide Guard is to “cease all migration.” He stated greater than 14,000 navy and Nationwide Guard personnel are deployed in Mexico’s south.