After conducting a meeting at the Chacalluta border crossing, the government announced several measures in response to the migration crisis, particularly in response to migrants stranded at the border with Peru. Both countries will continue to maintain dialogues to create a humanitarian corridor.
The Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, stated in the first instance that “Chile has the necessary and legitimate task of guaranteeing the security of its borders. The President of the Republic has proposed a policy to have an orderly, regular, and safe migration. ”
In this context, added the authority, “We have decided to improve our border control. We do not want the control of the crisis to generate a point for organized crime based on this migratory phenomenon”.
“We have agreed to have more checkpoints and also the Undersecretary of Justice will order that the points are made available by the Civil Registry, to register and that people who are in an irregular situation can register,” added Monsalve. Information help points will also be available.
The undersecretary also stressed that “the main objective of the country is to create a humanitarian corridor” and that “we will guarantee humanitarian attention, that all children have respect for their fundamental rights”.
Humanitarian Corridor Reviews
Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Gloria de la Fuente, then stated that “we have discussed with the Peruvian government the possibility of creating the conditions for a humanitarian corridor —air or land— or of seeking another solution”.
“I think we share with the Peruvian government the sense of urgency to address this situation and we fully trust that this dialogue that we have had will help us generate better conditions so that, hopefully, in the coming weeks we will have a more definitive solution,” he added. the authority.