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Protesters Demand Mexico Decriminalize Immigration to U.S. After Recent Death of 55 Migrants

HeadlineDec 16, 2021

In Mexico City, protesters gathered outside the National Institute of Migration Tuesday demanding Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government stop criminalizing immigration. The protest came less than a week after a truck carrying more than 160 migrants overturned in southern Mexico, killing 55 people and injuring scores of others. Advocates for the asylum seekers blamed the Biden administration and Mexico’s government for a crackdown on migrant caravans that’s driven asylum seekers to take increasingly dangerous measures to reach the U.S. border. This is immigration activist Irineo Mujica.

Irineo Mujica: “Migration has always existed. The thing is that the ways to which López Obrador has resorted to contain it hurts. The blood is felt. It is felt in our lives. And pleasing the interests of the United States has crushed us too much. It does not reflect the values of Mexico. It does not reflect the values of our society. And this really hurts everyone.”

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