Mexican border guards and police have disbanded hundreds of migrant caravans departing from the southernmost tip of Mexico. A fourth such caravan official has recently been attacked.
A group of about 800 people (mainly Central Americans, Haitians, Venezuelans, Cubans) went up a road about 40 km (25 miles) from the border city of Tapachula, which was waiting for processing, to a basketball court near Wistra. Spent the night in. According to the Immigration Bureau of Mexico.
However, shortly before dawn, police-backed immigration bureaus equipped with anti-riot devices broke into the crowd and pushed many into trucks.
Hundreds of migrants ran towards the river and fled, hiding in the vegetation.
“They started beating me here and there,” the woman said in tears, claiming that police also beat her hadband and pulled one of her daughters from her arm.
“I won’t leave until they give me my daughter,” she told the Associated Press camera crew, but the Immigration Bureau surrounded the woman, her husband, and other children and detained them. ..
The group was at least the fourth to break up in the past week after going to the northern caravan.
The government claimed that the excessive force on Haiti’s immigrants captured by cameras last weekend was extraordinary and that two immigrant agents were suspended.
Mexico has crossed the southern border in recent weeks, the United States has sent back thousands more from the north, and U.S. courts have ordered the Biden administration to renew, so within the north, south, and home borders. Facing immigrant pressure from. The policy is to make asylum seekers wait for a long time in Mexico.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that the strategy to contain immigrants to the South is unacceptable on its own and requires further investment in the region to keep Central Americans out of the home. Said that.
Thousands of almost Haitian migrants stuck in tapachula have been protesting more and more in recent weeks. Many have waited months, and in some cases up to a year, for asylum claims to be processed.
Mexican refugee agencies are overwhelming. So far this year, more than 77,000 people have applied for protected status in Mexico, of which 55,000 are in tapachula, which is full of shelters.
Unable to work legally, frustrated by delays and poor conditions, hundreds of people left for the north.