“Caravana Madre” Mexico Warns 20,000 Migrant ‘Mother of All Caravans’ Forming in Honduras

Mexico is preparing to face the problem of mass migration, before the so-called “Caravana Madre”, which is being formed in Honduras with a contingent that is estimated could reach more than 20,000 people.

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Mexico is preparing to face the problem of mass migration, before the so-called “Caravana Madre”, which is being formed in Honduras with a contingent that is estimated could reach more than 20,000 people.

The Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero , explained the above in the framework of the XXXII National Legal and Fiscal Consultation  for Churches and Religious Associations, organized by the National Confraternity of Evangelical Christian Churches ( Cofraternice ).

In an interview with the media, the federal official explained that this was one of the central issues that she addressed in her meeting with the Secretary of National Security of the United States , Kisrstjen Nielsen.

He revealed that during this meeting, the US official reported that in February they returned at least 76,000 migrants to their countries, while for March it is estimated that the figure will rise to more than 90,000 migrants.

Currently, it is known that at least 2,400 people have joined a new caravan and that in Honduras they are preparing for what they have called the “Caravan Mother”, with 20,000 migrants.

If this situation continues, Sánchez Cordero explained, at the end of the year there would be close to 900,000 migrants crossing to the United States, which represents a complex situation for Mexico because it is a transit country.

She mentioned that The Wasington Post recently documented that there is a truck route that guarantees migrants their transfer from Tapachula to the northern border of Mexico, a situation that he described as unacceptable, since it is a mafia that is generating the overflow of migration .

The federal official expressed her concern about this situation, since many times this traffic is a business carried out by a criminal organization that could generate “several million dollars.”

This, since each migrant represents between 2,000 and 6,000 dollars for these criminals, an amount that if multiplied by each person who plans to enter in the coming days increases considerably, which represents an illegal problem that must be addressed with priority, he stressed.

Given this situation, Sanchez Cordero announced that it will seek to establish order in the 1,020 kilometers of the southern border of the country, where there are 370 illegal migration points and only 12 legal points, to avoid the massive and disorganized entry of migrants into the country.

In this regard, he recalled that Mexico has a circular migration flow that can not be stopped or shielded, which represents an exchange of about one million 500 thousand people who enter the country to work and trade, as it happens in points such as San Isidro and Tijuana, or MacAllen and Reynosa.

To guarantee that this migratory flow continues and to prevent illegal migration from spreading, it will be implemented in the narrowest part of the country, in the 200 kilometers of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, migratory facilities with the participation of the Federal Police and Civil Protection .

Likewise, an express lane will be opened to allow foreigners that are part of the circular migration flow to do so without problem and on a regular basis, in addition to the fact that humanitarian visas will no longer be given in a massive way, but temporary visitor permits will be issued. of work throughout the southeast of the country.

In this way, it seeks to address and reverse the problem of migration overflow, whose situation is already collapsed in the north of the country due to the number of migrants sheltering in the shelters.

In addition, the trafficking of minors and organs will be fought, among other crimes that are generated by uncontrolled and illegal migration, concluded the head of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob).

Source: Notimex, El Economista

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