Mexico pulls migrants from southern "prison" city, warding off another caravan

Mexico pulls migrants from southern "prison" city, warding off another caravan

TAPACHULA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Mexican officials have begun dispersing several hundred migrants gathered in the southern city of Tapachula by busing them to other states, heading off the prospect of a new caravan heading north. The migrants, mostly from Haiti and parts of Latin America, had been in limbo in Tapachula in Chiapas state while enduring lengthy waits for asylum and visa requests to be resolved. Migrant rights activist Luis Carcia Villagran has called the city a "prison" because migrants were unable to leave without paperwork. Two groups of migrants had departed in mass caravans headed north in recent weeks, in part to raise visibility of their plight and demand a response from the Mexican government. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com The transfers out of Tapachula …
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