The Mexican government will ask Cuba and four other countries in the region to accept deportation flights for their nationals, as a way to ease the migration crisis that shows an increase in the number of people arriving day by day. -day on the Mexican border with the United States.
The National Migration Institute (INM) disclosed that it requested the Foreign Ministry to make diplomatic representations to the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela so that they accept the return of their migrants.
The agency contracts air (charter flights) and ground transportation services to transport migrants to other entities in the country, where they will be given assistance, or take them to their countries of origin.
In a statement, the INM reported that, in coordination with the city council of Ciudad Juárez, it is looking for land to house an open-door shelter that primarily helps family groups and minors with assistance of the System for Comprehensive Development of the Family. state.
The document states that from January 1 to October 3, nearly 1.6 million “irregular foreign persons” were found in the country.
Specifically, 1,566,948 migrants entered, of which 138,251 were minors.
On Friday, The United States has announced it will resume direct deportations of Venezuelan citizens who have crossed illegally the border and has no legal basis to remain in the country.
The announcement, published by the Department of Homeland Security, came after the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to accept the return of Venezuelan citizens.
The day before, the Biden administration waived 26 federal laws in South Texas and granted green light for the construction of a wall about 32 kilometers from the border in the face of the large-scale arrival of immigrants.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the move “is a failure because that does not solve the problem.”