New migrant caravan advances through Mexico in the direction of the United States.

The new group of migrants from the caravan for the “Freedom, Dignity and Peace of the migrant community” left the city of Tapachula, Mexico on Thursday, without having reported, so far, encounters with the country’s immigration authorities.

The nearly 3,000 migrants have so far not found the immigration officials to detain them, as happened with the first group of this caravan that is currently in Veracruz.

The Hueguetán migration point had a small group of agents, but when they observed that the caravan was approaching them, some left and others locked themselves in the Migration booth.

The group rests in the 5 de Mayo park, where the authorities of the region offered food, mainly to boys, girls and women who are part of the congregation.

Their initial destination is Mexico City where they will seek to regularize the migratory situation, although they do not rule out heading directly to the northern border, as announced by the contingent that left more than 23 days ago from Tapachula.

From very early they began to walk and it is expected that this Friday they will rest in Huixtla or reach the Escuintla municipality, as they are advancing very fast, compared to the first caravan, since they have already passed through the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and now Veracruz.

The coordinator of the Center for Human Dignification AC, Luis García Villagrán, asked Haitian migrants, who are the majority in the contingent, to walk more slowly for the minors and women who are in the group.

“We cannot separate much, because if migration enters, it can divide us, remember that unity is strength and we have to walk together,” he said.

Villagrán asked the National Migration Institute (INM) to guarantee that the visitor cards for humanitarian reasons that have been granted in recent days to hundreds of foreigners from the Veracruz contingent, are valid for the entire country.

For its part, the US Government, the final destination of many of the migrants, has already repatriated 203,619 Mexicans so far in 2021, which represents 41,135 more people than in the same period of the previous year, according to the INM.

In addition, of the adults, 163,108 were men and 19,644 women, while 18,132 of the minors were boys and 2,735 were girls.

The INM explained that the northern nation has a program for Mexican returnees that provides “dignified treatment with respect for their human rights.”

The Customs and Border Protection Office (CPB) registered more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico at the end of fiscal year 2021, on September 30.

In contrast, Mexico has detected more than 190,000 undocumented immigrants from January to September, about three times the 2020 figure, with 74,3000 deportations, as revealed by the Migration Policy Unit of the Ministry of the Interior.

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