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New migrant caravan trails north from Mexico’s southern border

Hundreds of migrants gathered in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, to advance as part of a new caravan on Thursday (November 18).

Leading the caravan as it moved out from Tapachula municipality, where part of the group had waited for months, was human rights activist and long-time migrant advocate Luis Rey Garcia.

”We want a signed document proving the cards they (Mexican government) are offering (to regulate status of migrants) are valid throughout the country (of Mexico), without any condition, any condition at all,” said Garcia about Mexico’s National Institute of Migration program to regulate migrant’s status.

Since late October, Mexican authorities have been issuing humanitarian visitor cards to underage migrants, pregnant women and their families.

At least 1,574 such cards have been issued to members of the last caravan that left Tapachula on October 23.

The new caravan comes as leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada were holding talks around issues that also included measures to contain migration.

(Production: Jacob Garcia, Carlos Carillo, Gerardo Gomez)


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