Migrants from Central American countries and Haiti turn to technology to organize a caravan to the country’s capital where they intend to ask immigration authorities to help them establish their immigration status. refugee in order to avoid being expelled from the country.
A QR code is shared between migrants which links to an online consent form indicating that the person agrees to pay their own travel expenses. The announcement is in Spanish and Haitian Creole, according to the organization Pueblos Unidos Migrantes.
Most of the migrants are heading north from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, after becoming frustrated while waiting for permission from the Mexican National Migration Institute to stay in the country as refugees.
Reports indicate that migrants intend to seek refugee status from immigration officials in Mexico City. If that does not work, migrants have reportedly said they will be heading for the US border.
Migrants need permission from Mexico’s National Migration Institute to show that they can stay in the country as refugees in order to avoid being deported for undocumented migrants.
September 21, Reuters reported The Mexican Refugee Assistance Commission, or COMAR, expects a “record of more than 100,000 requests this year, up from a previous peak of 70,000 in 2019. A spokesperson said the delays were due to the that the high demand had exceeded the capacity “.
Earlier this year in August, MNI immigration staff and National Guard troops in riot gear clashed with migrants trying to leave the state.