& # 39; Please help me. My son is dying & # 39 ;: Haitian mother advocates medicine and food because hundreds of Haitian and African migrants are rioting in Mexico & # 39; s largest detention center
- African and Haitian migrants in a shelter in Chiapas tried to escape during a riot on Tuesday
- The police and the National Guard intercepted the migrants at the main entrance and stopped them from fleeing the Feria Mesoamericana
- A mother from Haiti was caught on a video crying for help for her sick five-year-old son while her two-month-old son crawled on the floor nearby
- Migrants asked for food, medical attention and help with their immigration process
- Since the end of 2018, the Mexican government has had to deal with an influx of migrants from Africa, Haiti and Cuba, as well as migrants from Central America
Hundreds of African and Haitian migrants revolted on Tuesday and tried to escape from a temporary immigration shelter in southern Mexico.
Guards and police officers at the facility, the largest migrant center in Mexico, stopped the prisoners trying to flee.
This was the third migrant uprising in a month at the Feria Mesoamericana reception center, which is located in Tapachula, a city in the state of Chiapas.
Problems arose when migrants asked for food, medical assistance, and assistance with their processing, which allowed the facility to leave the facility.
A heartbreaking video from the Mexican outlet El Universal let a Haitian mother-of-two stretch out on the mudflats, crying for help for her sick son, 5, while her toddler crawled close to the floor.
A woman (right) from Haiti calls for help for her sick son, 5, while her two-year-old child (left) crawls on the floor during an uprising by African and Haitian migrants in the asylum
A male migrant (pictured) extends his hand for help while a law enforcement officer blocks his path at the entrance gate of the Feria Mesoamericana shelter, located in Tapachula, a town in the South Mexican state of Chiapas
A group of migrants (photos & # 39; s) sit on the floor in the courtyard of the Feria Mesoamericana after African and Haitian immigrants tried to flee through the entrance
& # 39; My son has been sick for many days. I suffered a lot, & the woman moaned in Spanish as she poked through the bottom of a gate for a group of reporters gathered outside the shelter.
& # 39; They have not given us food. There is no drinking water. Help, help me with my son. He is ill. I have two sons, a five year old and a two month old. … Help me please. My son is dying. & # 39;
The distraught mother, who said she had been in the immigration center for 10 days, was stopped from leaving the main entrance by members of the National Guard, the National Institute for Immigration, and the Federal Police.
The facility is a satellite from the Siglo XXI shelter, which drew recent criticism after migrants complained about inhumane food-free conditions, overcrowded toilets, rats, cockroaches, offensive guards, and up to 50 people sleeping in rooms measuring 9 by 12 feet.
An official (right) review the documents of migrant passengers (pictured) in a bus in Mexico
Since the end of 2018, Mexico has seen an influx of migrants from Haiti, Cuba and Africa who have crossed the southern border with Guatemala hoping to reach the northern border crossing with the United States to seek asylum. Migrants are depicted above in a bus in Mexico
Mexico has announced that it has sent around 15,000 soldiers and national guardsmen to the US border after agreeing to place 6,000 on the southern border with Guatemala to stop the flow of migrants from Central America, Haiti, and Africa.
According to the EFE news agency, the National Institute of Immigration rejected the riot if only another & # 39; disruption & # 39; in the facility.
The agency also reported that the NII said that all migrants were fed and received medical attention.
In addition to handling an exodus from Central America to the United States, since the end of 2018 the Mexican government has also seen an influx of migrants from Cuba, Haiti and Africa, mostly across the southern border with Guatemala.
Responding to the migrant crisis, President Donald Trump has threatened the Mexican government with rates for goods unless they strengthen their borders.
On Monday, Mexico announced the deployment of at least 15,000 soldiers on the northern border after sending 6,000 to the crossing with Guatemala
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