Haitian Migrants Demand Immigration Papers in Mexico | News


Dozens of Haitian migrants demonstrated in the Mexican capital on Thursday to demand that the authorities of the Central American country hand over the documents to regularize their immigration status.


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Haitian migrants protested in front of the building of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (Comar) and asked to be attended by a representative of the institution and also of the National Institute of Migration.

Upon receiving negative responses, a group of Haitians tried to enter the building, a situation that led to the repression of agents of the Secretariat of Citizen Security in the Mexican capital.

Haitians insisted on the urgency for the authorities to address their situation, since many have been in the country for months and cannot find a job that allows them to meet their needs or rent a place to live.

About 13,000 irregular migrants, mostly from Haiti, were stranded in September in a makeshift camp under the international bridge on the US-Mexico border.

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection Office detected more than 1.7 million undocumented migrants at the border with Mexico in fiscal year 2021.

Mexico’s immigration authorities announced that they intercepted more than 252,000 migrants from January to November 2021 and deported more than 100,000 in the same period.

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