The head of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Francisco Garduño Yáñez, said during his visit to the City of Acuña, Coahuila, that Mexico is not a country of open borders and that all countries, even to the sky, have immigration control.
– Isn’t Mexico a country with open borders?” he was asked.
“Mexico has never been, there is no country without borders, everyone has immigration status, use the example that is not similar, but even in heaven there is immigration control,” he responded to the media.
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Garduño Yáñez is in Coahuila to coordinate tasks of attention and assistance to migrants who are in this border region with the United States, said the INM.
During a tour of the Braulio Fernández park, where people from Haiti camp, the minister commented that through a permanent dialogue table established with representatives of the government of that country, actions are coordinated to attend to their compatriots.
He said that the law establishes that those who entered Mexico and requested refuge must follow the process of their procedures before the corresponding instances and in the entity where it was initiated.
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“That is why air and land transportation will be provided that allows migrants to return to the states from which they left to continue with their process,” adding that they will be supported with the safe return to their country of origin.
From Acuña, Francisco Garduño assured that the Government of Mexico is committed to respecting and safeguarding the rights of migrants, but also to compliance with the law that governs the country.
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Meanwhile, in Mexico City, from one day to the next, the office of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (Comar) saw its influx increased sixfold. They usually receive around 40 people of different nationalities, but this Wednesday there were 240, mostly of Haitian nationality.
Many of the migrants are seeking refuge and regulating their situation in Mexico. Most of them spent time in Tapachula, Chiapas, until in the absence of expectations they continued on their way north. Although the first target was the United States, the terrible images of aggressions on horseback at the border and the deportations initiated by the Joe Biden administration have made them change their minds.
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