Monday, May 9, 2022

Mexico Relocates Migrant Camp; Haitians Appear at Border; New Wave of Mainly Haitian Migrants Arrives in US Border City; Mexican Cops Boost Police Patrols as Border City Migrant Shelters Exceed Capacity

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Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at border:
Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central American and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
The camp of migrants mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sprung up after U.S. officials. citing the pandemic, invoked a a health rule that denies migrants a chance to seek asylum.
Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the migrants were taken near midnight Monday to the shelter, which it said will have better hygiene and food services.
But on Monday, people in another border city, Nuevo Laredo, said hundreds of migrants, mainly Haitians, have streamed into the city, which is across the border from Laredo, Texas
The rush apparently started after the U.S. began processing some asylum seekers there.
The Catholic bishop of Nuevo Laredo said Monday that migrant shelters there are already overcrowded, with some migrants sleeping outside in tents.
Bishop Enrique Sánchez Martínez said migrants started streaming into Nuevo Laredo in late April, though the city isn’t usually popular among migrants, in part because it is dominated by the violent Northeast drug cartel. --->READ MORE HERE
New wave of mainly Haitian migrants arrives in US border city:
Hundreds of migrants, especially Haitians, have arrived in recent days in the city of Nuevo Laredo, which borders Texas and has a high incidence of organized crime, and have put the shelters in this town in Mexico that applied on Monday in a delicate situation. help to care for them.
Since the last week of April, “We have witnessed the arrival of hundreds of migrants in our city,” Enrique Sánchez Martínez, bishop of the Diocese of Nuevo Laredo, said at a press conference on Monday.
“For us it is new because here is the last place they arrive due to the circumstances of our border, of our city, which are sometimes adverse for migrants, they are difficult for them,” added the bishop. “But since they opened the doors in the United States to receive asylum applications, well, many of them came in large groups.”
Nuevo Laredo is the stronghold of the Northeast cartel, split of the former Zetas and an organized crime group that has one of its main businesses in migrant smuggling. Due to the violence and dangers of the locality, migrants—both those who cross with smugglers and those who do so on their own—often cross at other points. --->READ MORE HERE
Tamaulipas Government
Mexican Cops Boost Police Patrols as Border City Migrant Shelters Exceed Capacity:
Due to a noticeable increase in migrants and the removal of a makeshift camps, authorities in Reynosa are increasing police patrols.
The situation in Reynosa continues to worsen as hundreds of migrants arrive daily with hopes of crossing into the U.S. Most will turn to cartel-connected human smugglers to help them cross the Rior Grande and surrender to authorities in Texas.
On Wednesday, the City of Reynosa took down a makeshift encampment where hundreds of migrants stayed for months as they waited for their asylum claims in the U.S. to be heard. Some made their way to a migrant shelter, however, the facility soon filled up as as a thousand more waited outside to enter.
The Tamaulipas government revealed that they increased the presence of state police. According to authorities, the Senda de Vida shelter quickly filled with more than 1,600 migrants with more waiting outside. --->READ MORE HERE
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