Mexican authorities announced Saturday that the migrant caravan that once numbered nearly 10,000 people has dispersed. However, caravan organizers have confirmed that the migrants will continue to try to enter the United States via Mexico.
The migrants were provided temporary visas, known as migratory multiple forms, which allow them to stay in Mexico freely. After consultation with caravan organizers from Venezuela, Central America, Haiti, and other nations, the Mexican National Institute of Migration made a deal.
“Migrants are no longer prey for criminals who are committed to human trafficking or traffickers who expose them to hazardous situations as a result of the agreements reached as a result of our talks,” the organization said.
The caravan left Tapachula, Mexico, last Monday and is making its way to Mexico City. According to the organizer Luis Villagran, who talked with Fox News, around 80% of the travelers in the caravan, or 9,000 individuals, were given temporary legal status by the Mexican authorities and allowed to continue their journey north.
Despite the fact that the caravan has disbanded, migrants will continue to attempt to enter the United States at its border, according to Villagran.
Migrants are not permitted to travel across Mexico without documentation, according to Mexican legislation. Despite the fact that Mexican authorities have broken up migrant caravans in the past, including one in October of last year, many migrants have continued their trip to the United States.
Biden has overseen a period of rampant illegal immigration at the border since taking office in 2021, as Visa and Immigration Enforcement (VINE) has been overwhelmed by thousands of migrants, including families and children, who have arrived there. According to one estimate from the Center for Immigration Studies, unlawful immigration increased by 10% under Biden’s leadership.
In April, the Biden administration described a staggering 234,088 migrant encounters from the southern border, a 22-year record and the fourth time that monthly interactions have surpassed 200,000.
According to Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, there have been more than 20,000 unlawful border crossings in the Rio Grande Valley sector in the last two weeks.
Migrants who do not appear at a legal entry point to seek asylum are detained by border agents and removed under the Title 42 public health order, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This epidemic-era regulation is behind the majority of deportations since March 2020, prompting protests from immigration activists and demands for the Biden administration to repeal it.
Biden’s bid to eliminate Title 42 was unsuccessful in court.
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