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Activists in Merida ask for help and respect for Honduran immigrants

by Yucatan Times
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On Wedenesday October 24, social activists in Mérida held a demonstration in front of the State Delegation of Foreign Affairs to express their support for Honduran immigrants and ask authorities to safeguard the human rights of mothers, children and elderly citizens who live in terrible conditions in their country of origin and were forced to migrate.

“We want the Mexican government to be respectful of this exodus of migrants, who live in constant danger and poor conditions in Honduras, due to the state of violence and poverty that prevails there; that is why we demand full respect and humanitarian attention for anyone who is in that situation, “explained Martha Capetillo Pasos.

Above all, explained the Mérida activist, respect and humanitarian attention must be given to these poor people who are trying to make their way to the United States.

“The treatment that Mexico has given to the Central Americans who try to enter the country is humiliating; some of the people who are here have witnessed the persecution of migrants, organizations who work with migrants have also documented all kinds of abuses by the National Institute of Migration. The situation of extortion and disappearance of migrants has been barbaric. We have nothing to be proud of in terms of immigration policy,” the activist stated.

“In this case, as it should be in all, humanitarian attention is vital. In a few days, another caravan of Central American mothers who are looking for their children in Mexico will enter the country, since thousands of immigrants from Central American counries have come to Mexico and dissapeared, ” Capetillo Pasos concluded.

TYT Newsroom with information from laverdadnoticias.com

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