Irineo Mujica, leader of the organization Pueblo sin Fronteras, announced during a demonstration on Tuesday that this week protections will begin to be filed so that the National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico does not detain migrants who are under any legal process.
Mexican Human Rights Commission demands attention to migrants in Chiapas
The announcement comes after the abuses and operations to arrest people who continue in the state of Chiapas, and it is hoped that with this the situation will calm down. Mujica led a march to the INM offices on Tuesday, with the aim of reiterating the call for an end to what he called the harassment and abuse of the unit.
Mujica said that the march was “more to request that there be attention, that the operations stop, but mainly that they resolve the procedures for us; there is no dialogue. We are going to exhaust all the instances and we are going to file several injunctions so that the judge gives us the reason”.
The activist explained that the last resort is to make caravans to leave the State of Chiapas, although he specified that it is useless for a group to leave, if the situation of thousands of migrants is going to remain the same, according to what he said.
In this sense, he argued that “there is a lot of persecution, people are already desperate because they are not resolved and they are looking for any type of support, since they are looking to leave Chiapas and have better development opportunities.”
Similarly, he affirmed that the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comar) in Chiapas is overwhelmed, since the response processes for asylum applications are very slow, added to the continuous arrival of foreigners to the entity to request the support.