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Mexican caravan immigrants split to “follow their dreams”

The Mexican government has agreed to bring hundreds of Central American immigrants closer to the United States.

According to Mexican authorities, refugee claims in Mexico have tripled this year compared to 2020. (AP)

Hundreds of immigrants who left southern Mexico in a caravan two months ago began boarding a bus to northern Mexico after reaching an agreement with the Mexican government to approach their dream of reaching the United States.

Activist Irineo Musica cheered on immigrants at a camp shelter on Wednesday, saying in a video, “A new chapter has begun. This caravan is split and disbanded today, with each person individually dreaming. I can follow you. ” Social media.

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 Musica pressured government officials to provide visas and buses to take migrants further north.

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.

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“My mission is the United States”

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.

His 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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Source: Reuters

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