“Tapachula has become a giant immigrant prison,” said Luis Garcia Villagran, a spokesman for the convoy. “Mexican officials have a knot, a bureaucratic fence, a bureaucratic wall that is clearly under US pressure.”
Mr Garcia said in a telephone interview that some migrants, instead of living in Tapachula, either pay human traffickers, many of whom are linked to organized crime, or bribe immigration officials to expedite the process. کردن.
Still others are trying to circumvent the Mexican visa process and join groups heading north, he said, believing that their large numbers make it more difficult for Mexican authorities to stop their progress.