Tapachula, Chiapas — More than 8,000 migrants have been relocated into several camps to relieve congestion. On Monday, the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) carried out the placement of the migrants to different points in Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz.
INM Commissioner Francisco Garduño Yáñez toured the rescue points. In a statement, the INM said that given the unusual concentration of migrants in the facilities of the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (Comar) in Tapachula, Chiapas, the National Migration Institute depressurized the place, relocating more than 8,000 migrants.
The migtants were moved to avoid situations that put them in danger due to the agglomeration registered days before.
On a working tour of the state, Garduño Yáñez supervised several humanitarian rescue points. He was also aware of the camp that the INM installed for Comar in the ecological park in Tapachula.
According to an INM statement, 189 buses and 73 vans were used to transport 8,152 migrants to different points in Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz.
The migrants who had gathered at the facilities of the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees, were relocated to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Huixtla, San Cristóbal and Palenque, in Chiapas, Villa Hermosa, Tabasco and Acayucan, Veracruz.
The head of the INM also supervised the humanitarian rescues located in CAIFT-Huixtla, Hueyate, Huehuetán, the town of Viva México, Umoa, as well as in Paso del Coyote, Río Suchiate and Puerto Fronterizo in Ciudad Hidalgo.
His tour was with the purpose of addressing the immigration issue and developing attention strategies so that the integrity and life of migrants traveling through the southern border are not endangered.