The US will receive more migrants stranded in Mexico; clap ‘filter’

Following meetings this week in Mexico between a US delegation and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, both governments agreed that the United States will accept asylum applications from Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans who are already in Mexico.

We are committed to accepting refugee resettlement referrals from qualified individuals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela who are already in Mexico,” said White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The government of US President Joe Biden had already agreed to receive 30,000 people of these nationalities, to whom it grants a two-year work permit, provided they have a sponsor in the United States.

But one of the conditions is that they had not crossed the border of the United States, Mexico or Panama as of the beginning of January of this year.

THEY WILL OPEN A MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACE

In the statement, the counselor of National security He also announced that Mexico will create a “multifunctional international space” in the south of the country “to offer new work and refuge options to the most vulnerable people in the area.

It is the first time in the bilateral history of our two countries that the Mexican government has allowed the repatriation of third-country citizens at our border,” added Sullivan.

The cooperation “is a testament to the strong and enduring ties of friendship and partnership between our two countries,” Sullivan added.

At a press conference on Wednesday, the Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, announced the installation of “an international multi-service space” in the south of the country.

It is about, he said, “avoiding this painful transit of migrants to the north who suffer violence.”

This space will provide “shelter services, on the one hand, but also employment options,” specified the chancellor.

He specified that Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans who stayed in Mexico after May 12 will benefit from it above all.

“WALL IN RIO IS AWAY FROM FEDERAL POLICY”

The decision of the government of Texas to install a floating wall on the Rio Grande is totally far from the policy of US President Joe Biden, who seeks to build an orderly, safe and humane immigration system, warned Ken Salazar, US ambassador to Mexico. .

In this sense, the diplomat recalled that the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit before the Western District Court of Texas against this barrier that violates the Rivers and Ports Act.

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He stressed that this legislation prohibits the creation of any obstruction to the navigable capacity or structure in the waters without the corresponding authorization, in addition to raising concern for humanitarian issues.

We will continue to work with the government of Mexico and our partners in the region to address migration as a shared challenge of the Americas under the Los Angeles Declaration, as well as generating opportunities and prosperity in communities”, said Ken Salzar.

He added that in this way, people are prevented from “traveling the painful path of irregular migration and falling for the tricks of transnational criminal organizations that profit from their need and illusions.”

-Ernesto Mendez

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