JUAREZ – Following the Inter-Institutional Meeting held on September 22 in Ciudad Juarez, the National Migration Institute (INM) detailed that 30 Humanitarian Rescue Points have been installed on railroad routes in 14 Mexican states.
According to INM information, from September 18 to October 3, more than 27,000 migrants have been rescued, assisted and dissuaded from getting off the train. In addition, air and land routes were established for their transfer to other Mexican entities or to their countries of origin.
In coordination with national, state and municipal security agencies and Ferromex, as of September 23, 30 Humanitarian Rescue Points were set up along railroad routes in 14 Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas.
The INM also contracted air (charter type) and land transportation services for the transfer of irregular migrants to other entities in the country in order to provide them with attention and assistance, or to take them to their country of origin.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) was also requested to take diplomatic steps so that the governments of Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Nicaragua accept the return of their nationals by air.
In coordination with the Municipality of Ciudad Juarez, a land is being sought to install an open-door shelter to assist -mainly- families and minors with the assistance of the State System for the Integral Development of the Family.
Likewise, the INM informed that it maintains a permanent work to collaborate -with total respect for human rights- with the agencies of the three levels of government in order to attend to the increase of irregular migratory flows in the country’s railway system.
From January 1 to October 3 of this year alone, this authority has identified 1,566,948 irregular foreigners in national territory, through migration control and verification actions nationwide, of which 138,251,251 are minors.