This article states that there are no large numbers of caravaners at the usual place they cross. Another website Herald of Mexico had claimed yesterday that about a 1,000 were waiting there. It is speculated that Honduras and El Salvador are breaking up the large groups and that the caravaners may be crossing in a dispersed way in small groups in a so-called “ant operation”. If they slip across in small groups potentially they could all meet up somewhere north of the Mexican border at some designated place. However, if this is what’s happening the Mexican National Guard can also just round them up wherever the get back together. The Mexican National Guard has a lot of resources. I think the caravan may just be fizzling out at this time.
Below is the English translation of an article by Diario del Sur.
There is no information on this new exodus, they could have changed strategy and are arriving in small groups to Mexico.
Alejandro Gómez | Diario del Sur
It is not clear the Devel’s Caravan is forming, since there is no concentration of people in Tecún Umán waiting for the group as has traditionally happened with the previous exoduses; It is presumed that this group was broken up by the authorities of El Salvador and Honduras themselves and that they could be traveling in small groups.
In an interview, Luis García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignity, said that they have gone to the border municipality of Guatemala to meet with the migrants and that if they are going to enter Mexico, they should do so in an orderly and legal manner; However, he said that he did not find the large groups as he has been claimed in some media.
According to the group, it was dismantled by their country of origin and now they are only arriving in small groups that are undergoing and “ant operation” on Mexican soil so as not to attract the attention of the authorities.
On the other hand, he informed that he will file a lawsuit against the National Migration Institute (INM) for not allowing him to enter the 21st Century Migration Station with a judicial mandate.
He explained that this time he did not arrive as an activist but as a legal representative of a Honduran migrant who filed his claim for protection and to not be deported by the INM.
“We come with an claim from the Third District Court that grants us the suspension of the claimed act so that José Luis N is not deported, who was the only one who ratified his claim after being detained by the National Guard in Frontera Hidalgo,” he said.
He indicated that he asked to speak with his defendant but they only passed it to him on the EMS-XXI telephone and that does not guarantee that he is well or if it was actually José Luis N who spoke to him.
‘I do not know that fact and therefore I will proceed legally against the National Migration Institute with the appropriate judge for the lack of communication and mental torture to which the partner we are representing is being subjected,’ he said.
He added, ‘We are going to file criminal charges with the Attorney General of the Republic against the director of the immigration station with the surname, “Damiano”, the legal officer and the delegate, “Yadira de los Santos”.’
García Villagrán said, it is unfortunate that the INM continues to commit such abuses and against migrants who are leaving their home country out of necessity.