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Alert: Wave of African Migrants in Chiapas (Translated)

By Astrid Sanchez 08/29/2016

The humanitarian crisis in Africa has led to the arrival of a wave of African undocumented migrants who saturate shelters in Tapachula, Chiapas , and generate pressure on the border with the United States, specifically in Tijuana, Baja California, according to figures from the National Institute of Migration (INM).

Last week, in just two days, the INM Federal delegation in the state of Chiapas registered the voluntary entry of 424 Africans to the Siglo XXI Migratory Station in Tapachula in order to be granted an Transit Pass to allow them To travel freely throughout the country.

The purpose of the undocumented immigrants is not to stay in Mexico but to reach US territory to request asylum derived from the conditions of life that prevail in the continent. The Transit Pass , is a document that grants the INM to foreigners of African nationality that allows them to travel freely through the country for 20 days.

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