In Tapachula near the southern border of Mexico, migrants from Africa, Haiti and Asia have had enough.
After waiting for months to receive either refugee status in Mexico or 20 day’s safe passage to a third country (the United States), they have resorted to protesting in front of the local migrant-services center.
The migrants have traveled the world in an attempt to reach the U.S., and have few or no financial resources remaining.
Unlike migrants from neighboring Central American countries, they cannot return to their home communities easily, or at all.
The sit-in protesters have employed nonviolent tactics to call attention to their plight, and the Mexican National Guard has been busy trying to dislodge them.
For now, they are stuck in an ever-more-precarious limbo, awaiting month’s-overdue decisions from Mexican authorities.