President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insisted, during his morning conference at the National Palace, that a global plan is needed to provide economic resources to migrant exporting nations, in order to offer opportunities to the population and thus prevent them from changing their residence due to lack of employment and education for their families.
In this sense, he affirmed that there is a welfare crisis in the countries due to lack of employment.
The UN should call for a global plan to combat poverty, to fight inequality. Why not talk to them (the world’s billionaires) so that they can contribute to the creation of a fund to help the world’s poorest people?
Let the great economic powers do the same, and let them attend to the neediest people. That the economy be reactivated in all countries so that people do not need to emigrate.
He said that he will insist with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, in an upcoming meeting on the need to have more mechanisms to order the migratory flows to the north of the American continent.
López Obrador had a meeting with members of his cabinet to address the issue of the arrival of migrants from different countries in order to protect them and guarantee their human rights. He also met with the governors of Tabasco, Carlos Merino; Campeche, Layda Sansores; Chiapas, Rutilio Escandón, and Oaxaca, Salomón Jara, to address the migration issue.
INM embarks on anti-migrant crusade
The National Institute of Migration (INM) began raids on the Mexican border to take pressure off the U.S. cities on the border strip, which has begun to declare an emergency due to a new wave of migrants that has exceeded its response capacity.
The head of the INM, Francisco Garduño, said that his agency reached an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Although he said that this closed-door agreement referred to a stretch of railroad where several migrants have died, it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities agreed to detain migrants before they cross the border into the United States and deport them.
On Sunday, a fleet of INM vehicles and police from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, launched an operation in which they detained dozens of migrant families, separated adult men and took them all away without informing the press of their destination.
Yesterday, after the news broke, the authorities did the complete opposite of what they had done on Sunday, with no surveillance from either side of the border and allowed the migrants to enter El Paso.
El Paso is precisely one of the cities with the largest migrant population accumulated in recent weeks.
The mayor of El Paso, Oscar Leeser, said that his city “has reached a breaking point”, without sufficient resources to attend to the, on average, two thousand migrants that are added every day to camps where there are already thousands more.
Eagle Pass, on the border of Texas with Piedras Negras, Coahuila, declared an emergency due to the arrival of migrants.
High flow of foreigners bursts the Comar in Chiapas.
Migrants crowded outside the ecological park of Tapachula are waiting to be attended by the Mexican Commission of Aid to Refugees for their request for refuge; however, they are seeking to receive a permit to transit through the country to reach the border with the United States.
Since the weekend, the number of migrants entering Mexico was high, for which the Comar installed a module outside the Los Cerritos park, to attend daily to approximately 2,500 people of various nationalities.
It was estimated that there were around five thousand people from Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti, as well as from Central American countries, who were stationed outside the center.
Daladier Anzueto, head of Comar in Chiapas, said that no type of document will be granted to allow the migrants to transit through the Republic, but that they will receive a refugee application, in order to initiate a process to achieve such status and thus have a legal stay in the country.
However, the migrants are seeking to qualify for the CBP ONE program.
Immigration wanted to leave them in the desert
Personnel from the National Migration Institute (INM) tried to take migrants off La Bestia and abandon them in the desert, foreigners accused.
The INM agents stopped the train after Torreon, in an unpopulated area of the desert and tried to get them off the Ferromex train, but they refused to get off.
They told us to get off, we were in the middle of a desert, it’s dangerous,” said one interviewee”. After an hour, the agents withdrew and let them continue.