Hundreds of expatriates of various nationalities They waited their turn at the border between Mexico and the United States this Wednesday to request asylum from US officials, days after Title 42 expired, a measure by Washington that barred entry into its territory. Allows the perpetrators to be expelled immediately.
About a thousand migrants wait on the banks of the Rio Grande (called the Rio Grande in the United States), which borders the Ciudad Juárez border, to turn themselves in to US authorities and request asylum in that country. For. Migrants from NicaraguaAlthough there are people from Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela,
Queues of people are seen waiting for their chance since Sunday., US Border Patrol agents are receiving them in groups, although it is unclear whether once received they are immediately removed under Title 42.
Migrants wait their turn amid freezing temperatures in the city, while other expatriates also wait for Title 42 to end and bring them food and water in exchange for tips.
“I am here to support the countrymen who quarantine themselves, because they have nowhere to shop, where to have breakfast. You support them by sending them what they need”Gabriel Infante, a Venezuelan migrant who brings food to people waiting for his turn, is quoted by the AFP agency.
Queues have also been recorded days after Mexican authorities evacuated a camp of about 400 Venezuelan migrants in the city.
“We are seeing hundreds of people in the very cold, without food, trying to get a little warmer. This should not have happened. This is a decomposition of the immigration policy of the United States and Mexico”.said Fernando Garcia, from the NGO Red Fronteriza por Los Derechos Humanos.
ending title 42
In mid-November, a US judge ruled that Title 42, a Measures established by the administration of Republican Donald Trump (2016–2021) It was used in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner to automatically expel migrants amid the coronavirus pandemic, blocking their asylum claims.
At the request of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the same judge later gave Democrat Joe Biden’s government five weeks to prepare for a catastrophic avalanche of migrants, most of whom are Latin American.
The decision will be effective from the midnight of 21 December.