Migrant caravan continues its journey to Mexico City

Chahuites, Mexico, Nov 8 (EFE).- A migrant caravan on Monday reached Chahuites as it continued its trajectory through Oaxaca, the second Mexican state of their journey heading to Mexico City, where they want to legalize their situation.

The caravan has covered 300 km since it kicked off on 23 October from the Chiapas state, with some 4,000 people, mostly from Central America and Haiti. They have to cover a further 800km before reaching the Mexican capital.

On the journey, mothers and children walk less than three meters from driving trucks, with their children mounted on baby carriages, bicycles and other improvised transport.

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States, with over 1.5 million illegal immigrants spotted by the US authorities on the border with Mexico so far this year fiscal 2021.

Mexico, meanwhile, has detected over 190,000 undocumented immigrants from January to September, nearly triple the 2020 figures. EFE


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