the Mexico City It has become a stop for people on the go who are seeking access United State. For weeks, before the end of the US immigration policy known as Address 42Thousands of immigrants arrived in the city. Only in the only lodges authorized by the D.C. government There were 800 people inside and more than three thousand Camping in the woods distract youin the suburbs of the capital.
after two days the list Shelter and camp conditions were published, on May 12, 2023, by the Metropolitan Government, headed by Claudia Sheinbaum Bardot, I decided to evict the immigrants who were camped in Bosque Dei distract you The shelter was closed. This generated the ant effect.
It was not reported where some people were taken in the course of the move that have been removed from the site. According to the testimonies of members of civil society organizations who witnessed the eviction, they were transported in buses sent by the Ministry of the Interior headed by Adan Augusto López.
Other people were taken to civil society shelters, while the rest went to the mayor’s shelter cuauhtemoc and the Jourdian Bruno Squarebecause it is located just a few blocks from the offices of the Mexican Commission for Aid for Refugees (COMAR), where they await a response to their asylum applications, which can take weeks or even months.
Many others are in one of the seven migrant shelters in Mexico City that rely on civil society organizations. These are: Constitución 1917 Hostel, Peña Hostel, Casa Frida, Casa Fuente Refugio, Casa Tochán, Cafemin and Casa Mambré.
the list He went to two points to house and host immigrants at CDMX With the increase of migration flow. was one Tushan HouseRelatively small hostel It can accommodate 46 personswhich accepts only men and trains them in the process of immigration or obtaining work or some trade.
Space manager Gabriela Hernandez, revealed that There are currently 80 people in the hostel And the demand for space is such that they also take in women and children. Most of them are people who arrived in the country by crossing the southern border, through Vilayet chiapas, And some who were in forest distract you
Almost all immigrants Tushan House They are of Haitian descent, in second place are Venezuelans and, to a lesser extent, Hondurans and Salvadorans. He said that the site is now crowded with a large number of residents, and the facilities are not designed to provide safety for children because there are several metal stairs, but the emergency justifies granting them asylum, he said. the list boss tochan.
“The influx of immigrants did not frighten us too much, until the weekend that had just passed, Friday 19 May, we were still full, but without serving women. But over the weekend many women arrived with children and there was no way. The good thing is We are well organized because all the shelters are full,” he stated in an interview.
One of the largest hostels in the country’s capital Shelter, training and empowerment home for migrant and refugee women and families(Cafmin), which has three places, the largest of which is located twenty steps from the metro station, Race.
Samantha HernandezPress coordinator Cavmin She reported that the organization hosted in total 800 people of different nationalities, mostly Venezuelans (15%) and Haitians (75%). Its headquarters “Constantino”, which has the largest capacity, currently houses 642 people.
“In Constantine We have 642 peopleIn our San Jose office, we have 79 employees and in our Nazareth office we have 40 people. San José and Nazareth at their greatest capacity, but here in Constantine most of them are concentrated, viz., In total, we have 800 people in our organizationdetailed to the list.
The place has the infrastructure of the school. Inside there are classrooms, a patio, and some basketball and soccer courts. Outside, there is a mural representing nature and human diversity, but there are also 20 people waiting for space to enter and spend the night.
Inside, volunteers and collaborators of the organization work 16 hours a day, but do not stop smiling at the people who have already been accommodated. There are clinics and offices of international humanitarian relief and civil organizations that support migrants in transit and humanitarian asylum procedures.
There are girls and boys playing in the yard, babies with their dads or moms, who change their diapers or rock them for a nap. From one moment to the next, one of the inn’s collaborators brightened the atmosphere by putting on music, salsa, and Caribbean drums. The faces of the vast majority of people changed and they were encouraged to dance.
But this does not take away their goal: to cross over to the United States, like Juan Carlos, who emigrates with his family. They fled the system Nicolás Maduro, President of VenezuelaHoping for a better life in the American Federation. They are already desperate and assured that if they do not get an appointment for humanitarian asylum in the US, they will cross the border illegally.
Outside the shelter, two other Venezuelan immigrants are waiting for a place to spend the night, Jose and Gregorio, who are trying to raise money for their truck to the northern border of Mexico. They are looking forward to an appointment to claim asylum and are not ruling out stowaways on a freight train.
Three shelters are promised to Claudia Sheinbaum; At the moment only two are working
On Monday, May 22, the head of government and ambitious presidential candidate of Morena, Claudia Sheinbaumstressing that his administration is working to enable three shelters for immigrants in CDMXEven though they are expected to open on the same day to receive immigrants, it was reported on Wednesday that two are in the process.
“We are rehabilitating at least three shelters, one in xochimilcoand another of distract youwhich has already been rehabilitated, and another that we determine where it will be,” he announced to the media.
The Secretariat for Inclusion and Social Welfare (Sibiso) reported on Wednesday that two of these shelters are already operational. One will be located in Xochimilco City Hall, in the San Luis Tlaxialtemalco Forest, to serve 100 people, and the other will remain in the Tláhuac Forest, with a capacity of 200 people.
Authorities reported that the shelters would provide recreational spaces for children and teens, medical and dental services, and hydration for migrants.
“Coordination will be maintained with the National Institute of Migration to facilitate the transportation of people who want to continue on their way to other places and for those who remain in the city to ensure dignified treatment and conditions for them, as has been done, their accommodation,” Sibiso reported.
‘CBP ONE is saturated and doesn’t work’: immigrants complain Apps from the United States
People in the context of mobility who have been interviewed before the list They complained about the mobile application that the US government makes available for people to seek humanitarian asylum. Through this digital tool, migrants schedule their appointment to interview border agents.
“It’s very slow and doesn’t load. I haven’t been able to apply because the page doesn’t open for me,” said Rosalyn, Haiti.
Gabriella, originally from Venezuelasays “it’s not working” and couldn’t register.
“I’ve been trying to get in all week, but nothing. It just doesn’t work,” was the experience of Juan Carlos from Guatemala.
according to Samantha Hernandezin Cavmin Only 1% of its population was able to apply and get an appointment to submit their application for humanitarian asylum. Gabriela Hernandez He agreed and emphasized that migrants feel hopeless and choose to look for other routes.
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