Hundreds of immigrants who left southern Mexico in a caravan two months ago began boarding a bus to northern Mexico on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with the Mexican government to approach their dream of reaching the United States. rice field.
The caravan left the southern city of Tapachula near the border between Mexico and Guatemala with about 3,000 people in late October, but gave up the difficult journey as hundreds of people walked and trekked for weeks.
A small group, including infants, slowly headed to Mexico City, where activist Irineo Musica pressured government officials to provide visas and buses to take migrants further north.
“A new chapter is about to begin. Today, the caravan will split and disband, allowing each person to pursue their dreams individually,” Musica said in a social media video at a camp shelter. I told the immigrants who support me.
According to notes from the government’s Ministry of Interior and the National Institute of Immigration, they will take immigrants by bus to El Moshiyo, Monterey, the northern cities of Chihuahua, and Ciudad Juárez, directly across from Texas.
In recent weeks, immigration authorities have provided an immigration bus from Tapachula after thousands of arrivals have overwhelmed Tapachula’s immigration processing system and have been stuck for months without work or accommodation.
Many Mexican City migrants, including Central Americans, Cubans and Haitians, said they saw caravans as the only way to cross Mexico without risking deportation.
23-year-old Henry Portillo said he had joined the caravan to escape the poverty of Honduras. In Honduras, I’ve been engaged in agriculture since I was 6 years old and only learned to read and write when I was a teenager.
Portillo’s wife, who trekked with him, will soon give birth to a boy.
“My mission is the United States,” Portillo said. “I want him to study, but I’m not like me.”
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