Most of these Cubans, who came with their families, intend to seek asylum in the United States.
A thousand Cuban migrants have arrived in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, on the border with the United States, and another 400 have joined a large caravan of Central Americans who are moving towards US territory in southeastern Mexico, reported official sources, Thursday, April 18. “The Cubans began arriving on Monday with about 260 people, Tuesday 252, yesterday [Wednesday] 350 and today [Thursday] 130 registered migrants. Another group is waiting for registration,” said Enrique Valenzuela, coordinator of an organization that takes care of the migrants from the state of Chihuahua, where Ciudad Juarez is located. Most of these Cubans, who intend to seek asylum in the United States, came with their families.
Meanwhile, in the extreme south of Mexico, about 5,000 migrants of various nationalities have formed several caravans and cross the state of Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala, to the United States, according to the National Institute of Migration. On Thursday, about 400 Cubans joined one of these caravans, consisting of Hondurans, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans, in the Tuzantan municipality, after the police prevented them from continuing their journey north aboard the island. ‘bus.
Mexico announces regional residence permits
Hundreds of thousands of migrants, especially from Central America, cross the southern border of Mexico every year with the goal of reaching the United States in search of a better life. The Mexican government announced on Wednesday that it would start distributing “regional” residence permits to limit the movement of these people to the southern states, with the aim of preventing their march to the United States.
Donald Trump, who has deployed soldiers on the border with Mexico and wants to build a wall to keep migrants away, regularly urges Mexico to stop illegal immigrants on its soil. The US president has also repeatedly threatened to close the border between the two countries.