Chiapas: New Migrant Caravan Leaves Tapachula Seeking Permits to Cross Country 

@La Jornada

On July 25th, a group of between three and four thousand people of various nationalities, including Venezuelans, Cubans, Central Americans and some African countries, left the city of Tapachula heading for Huixtla, with the intention of reaching the offices of the Comprehensive Border Transit Attention Center (CAITF) in order to obtain permits that allow them to travel through Mexico and thus be able to reach the northern border and cross into the United States, saying that it is their goal and they do not plan to stay in Mexico.

According to the spokeswoman for this sixteenth caravan, they made the decision to leave Tapachula after being stranded in“inhuman conditions”for almost two weeks without receiving a response from the National Migration Institute,“it is intolerable, we have waited for a response from Migration and until 11 o’clock they don’t come out to show their faces…

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