News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 22, 2018: Families of Central American immigrants demonstrated Wednesday in Tapachula, a city in southwest Mexican state of Chiapas, against the US policy of separating children from parents during their journey through Mexico on their way to the northern border.
With slogans such as “migration is not a crime” and “no to separate our families”, a score of immigrants protested before the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in that city.
The UNHCR office in Mexico claimed to be totally unaware of the presence of these immigrants outside their office in Tapachula, where they pronounced against the policy of separation of families in the United States.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, protesters drew attention during their protest to what they described as a humanitarian crisis that is experienced in the region of Mexico on its border with Guatemala.
Accompanied by human rights activists, the immigrants demanded that Mexico stop pursuing them during their trip to the northern border in order to seek better living conditions in the United States.
“We, as human rights defenders, and as representatives of Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran families, are saying to Mr. Donald Trump: reconsider what has been said; your wall is going to fall; nobody is going to stop the migration in the world; nobody is going to be able to stop the migration that goes towards the United States,” said a human rights activist.
Luis Alonso Godoy Valley, a Honduran protester who is trying to return to this country after being deported to reunite with his family, denounced that the Trump government treats immigrant children as if they were people who do not have rights.
“The message I want to give to Donald Trump today is that he should stop the abuse, stop abusing human beings, no long separate parents from their children, no longer treat children as if they have no rights,” he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents when they are detained on the southern border following criticism around the world.
With this measure, from now on, parents will be taken with their children to immigration detention centers. (SOURCE: CCTV)