The National Migration Institute (INM) of Mexico is taking steps to address the growth of irregular migration in the country’s railway system, following the agreements established in a recent interinstitutional meeting that took place in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, on September 22.
As part of its commitment, INM announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is conducting diplomatic negotiations with the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The goal is to find agreements so that these countries accept return trips for undocumented migrants.
In addition, INM contracts air and land transportation services, including charter flights, to transport irregular migrants to other regions of the country. This measure was implemented to provide them with adequate care and assistance or, if appropriate, to return them to their countries of origin.
Care of minors
In a statement, it was reported that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the city council of Ciudad Juárez are working together to find suitable land to build an open-door shelter, which will primarily focus on helping family groups and minors.
To date, the INM has registered a total of 1 million, 566 thousand, and 948 foreigners with irregular status in the national territory from January 1 to October 3 of this year.
This effort by Mexico was made within the framework of an agreement with the United States to strengthen the fight against illegal immigration and in conjunction with the decision of the White House to expand the border wall to control the flow of undocumented people in the River Valley. Bravo, Texas.