African Migrants Surging into Mexico

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MEXICO:  A total of 424 traveling migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas, Tapachula in Mexico last week. Most of them were not verified with any legitimate screening or vetting. On Tuesday, the National Immigration Institute issued the migrants 20-day transit visas, which will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrants’ plan is to formally request asylum.

Most of these migrants usually first head to Brazil or Ecuador to start their journey through Latin America, but the unusual surge to the Mexican-U.S. border is unprecedented. While they do present themselves voluntarily to immigration officials, their nationalities are never specified.

Most of these intruding migrants originate from countries like the Congo, Somalia and Ghana. Immigration support staff in Tijuana has taken it upon themselves to aid in the transportation of these migrants to the U.S. port of entry at San Isidro.   And then, odds are, the DHS will finger print them and run a background check against the US database.  But because they’ve never been in the U.S. there will be no information available.  Eventually, they will be released into the general public as they await a court date.   In other words, America has 424 new neighbors we know nothing about aside from the come to us from a terror-ridden region of the globe.


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