Saturday, April 15, 2017

Migrants March North to Protest Mexican Policies

Mexico News Daily, April 12, 2017

A group of just five Central American migrants crossed the Mexico-Guatemala border last Sunday to begin a protest march that will follow the well-trodden northward route to the United States border.

But by Monday, the Viacrucis del Migrante, or the Migrants’ Way of the Cross, had swelled to close to 100 people when it gathered at the headquarters of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comar), in the border town of Tapachula, Chiapas.

There, the migrants accused the agency, which operates under the Interior Secretariat, of denying refugee status to most applicants and demanded a more streamlined request process.

“They make [migrants] stay here for four or five months, suffering from hunger, having to line up under this sun, and in the end they almost always tell them their refugee application has been rejected,” said Cristóbal Sánchez, a spokesman for the protest march and leader of the non-governmental organization Movimiento Cultura Migrante, or Migrant Culture Movement......To Read More....

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