Migrants seeking to reach the United States accuse Mexico of deceiving them and blocking their progress, while the United States blames the country for the surge in irregular crossings in December. The caravan of approximately 2,000 migrants regrouped in southern Mexico, prompting accusations against the Mexican government.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas attributed the increase in migration figures to the lack of funds in Mexican authorities, claiming that the immigration agency did not fulfill its duties and canceled transfers and returns.
Although the situation has improved, with the decrease in the daily average of illegal crossings from Mexico, Mayorkas stated that it is too early to determine whether it is due to the reactivation of migrant transfer operations in Mexico or seasonal factors.
Meanwhile, migrants accuse the Mexican government of not fulfilling its commitments by not providing them with the necessary documentation to travel freely through the country. The caravan, which originally disbanded in early January, gathered again in Arriaga, claiming to have been deceived by Mexican authorities.
Mayorkas expressed that if Mexican authorities fulfill their commitments, many of the migrants will not reach the U.S. border. Despite the previous dissolution of the caravan, the group gathered again, accusing the Mexican government of not delivering the promised documents.
The actions of the caravan have reignited tension between Mexico and the United States amid efforts to control the migratory flow in the region. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that a financial deficit that led to the suspension of operations has been resolved, although he did not provide details.
In this context, the situation at the border and irregular crossings remain key issues in the bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States.
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