translated from Spanish: Denies national Civil Protection unaware of whereabouts of 2 thousand migrants

Tijuana, Baja California-then that is saying that authorities are unaware of the whereabouts of around 2,000 members of the caravan migrants, David Leon, new Coordinator National Civil protection, denied is information. The official explained that many of the Central Americans who arrived in Tijuana returned to their countries of origin, others crossed illegally into the United States and only 500 are scattered in Baja California.

I am grateful to the members of the organizations that we are supporting and accompanying this process of work. Together we are addressing the situation.— David E. Leon Romero (@DavidLeonRomero) December 3, 2018 said that they began a census of Central American migrants in Tijuana to provide them with the care they need, according to the instructions of the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.De according to information from the National Institute of migration (INM) in coordination with the National Civil protection, around 6 thousand migrants arrived in Tijuana; of those, 3 thousand 500 remain in the municipality, distributed in different shelters, among them “the Barretal, where they remain 2 thousand 500 people, he said.” In addition around 300 they preferred to stay on the outskirts of the old shelter, in the Benito Juárez Sport Unit, even though have been asked repeatedly to move to the Barretal, where will have optimum conditions for your stay.

Also, Leon explained that more than a thousand migrants have decided to return to their countries of origin with the support of the National Institute of migration; While other thousands, approximately, crossed to the United States illegally, but most has been detained by border authorities. He reiterated that they are only around 500 Central Americans who are dispersed by the State and that, probably, already found work or moved to other cities.

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