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Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico toward U.S. border – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-10-23 14:11:30 –

Tapachula, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 immigrants, primarily Central Americans, have begun walking from southern cities Mexico On Saturday when they are essentially trapped.

Immigrants walked west and north along the highway to the US border, pushing away a line of state police trying to stop them.

There was a small brawl, but immigrants continued their path. Police, the Immigration Bureau, and the National Guard split a small attempt at a similar breakout earlier this year.

Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti were waiting for refugee and asylum documents in the southern city of Tapachula, but were fed up with the delay in the process.

Unlike previous marches, the march that began on Saturday at Tapachula did not include many Haitian immigrants. Thousands of them arrived at the US border around Del Rio, Texas in September.

In August, riot-equipped National Guard blocked hundreds of Haitians, Cubans, and Central Americans who began walking on the highway from Tapachula.

In Mexico, migrants applying for a humanitarian visa or asylum must stay on the Chiapas border next to Guatemala to handle the case.

In January, a larger caravan of migrants tried to leave Honduras, but was blocked from crossing Guatemala.
The march is reminiscent, but not as big as the immigrant caravans that crossed Mexico in 2018 and 2019.

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