Mexico announces offering humanitarian visas to women, children, elderly migrants

Mexico announced Sunday to be offering humanitarian visas to such migrants who are women, children and above the age of 65, and distribution of it is to start from Monday.

About 2,500 Caribbean and Central American migrants have gathered in the southern state of Chiapas and according to the National Migration Institute (INM) the visas will be offered on a limited basis.

The announcement comes after a recent statement of President Trump to shut southern border unless Mexico prevents Central American migrants from reaching the border.

Migrants who come to the border may cross or request for asylum and the US law does not need the asylum seekers to present themselves at a border crossing point.

Lately Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said, “The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is getting worse every day.”

In several past months Mexico has been seen tiring of the migrant caravans and also not eager to anger Trump administration. Offering humanitarian visas too have been stopped and towns on the route to border are not allowing migrants to spend night. Citizens now offer food and rides the least to weary travelers.

About 2,500 Caribbean and Central American migrants have gathered in the southern state of Chiapas

Meanwhile, the INM added bus transportation will be provided to send the asylum seekers back to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

The institute said visa restrictions measure is focused on making international movement of people more safe, orderly and regulated.

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