Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mexican Immigration Authorities To Disband Caravan:The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas

VERACRUZ, Mexico — The Mexican government on Monday evening moved to break up the caravan of migrants moving through southern Mexico, with immigration officials registering the travelers and suggesting some could receive humanitarian visas while others would have to leave Mexico.
Adolfo Flores, national security correspondent for immigration at BuzzFeed News, tweeted: "Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas."
Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas.
6:01 PM - 2 Apr 2018
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Everyone else in the caravan, which has traveled through Mexico for days from Chiapas, will have to petition the Mexican government for permission to stay in the country or will have to leave.

Couple of the migrants from the caravan I’ve spoken to say they’re still weighing whether to take a humanitarian visa or permission from Mexican immigration authorities to stay in the country temporarily.
Adolfo Flores Retweeted Alex Mensing
Another organizer said they pressured Mexican authorities into allowing members of the caravan to travel through Mexico to ask for asylum in the US “without traveling in the shadows.”
Adolfo Flores added,
Alex Mensing @alex_mensing
The Caravan bent the Mexican government into providing permission to travel to seek refuge. Don’t be fooled, the government isn’t “disbanding,” it, it’s conceding its participants’ right to apply for asylum without traveling in the shadows. …
Gina Garibo, an organizer with Pueblos Sin Fronteras, said the caravan was not over. They will continue to travel towards the US with asylum seekers. “We will continue,” Garibo said. “We have to follow through with our promise.”

Adolfo Flores is National security correspondent for immigration at @BuzzFeedNews

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