The Milenio newspaper notes that the foreigners accused the Mexican authorities of refusing to provide them with documents allowing them to stay in the country legally.
A caravan of illegal migrants from Central American countries numbering about 300 people left the city of Tapachula in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico on Saturday and went to the border with the United States. This was reported by the newspaper Milenio.
According to her, before setting off, the foreigners accused the Mexican authorities of refusing to provide them with documents allowing them to stay in the country legally. On Tuesday, migration officers and National Guard soldiers dispersed a group of about 500 migrants in the municipality of Mapastepec in Chiapas.
Hundreds of thousands of foreigners who do not have the necessary documents annually try to get to the United States through the territory of Mexico. In March, the government of the Latin American country sent a large contingent of military personnel and National Guard soldiers to the southern border to increase security measures.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on August 29 that the authorities would continue to restrain migration flows. At the same time, he noted that it is necessary to solve the problems that force people to leave their countries and said that the United States should provide scholarships and issue temporary work visas to residents of the Central American republics.