The Mexican Government is preparing a Decree to massively regularize Haitians

The Mexican Government is preparing a Decree to massively regularize Haitians

Andrés Ramírez General Coordinator of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comar) explained that Haitians come to Mexico for economic reasons without meeting any of the criteria qualifying them as refugees and given the current situation in Haiti, it would be inhumane to send them back, although without refugee status they cannot stay in Mexico, that is why Mexico must look for alternatives. To help them get regularized.

After a meeting where the Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas for Human Rights to Population and Migration of the Government Secretaríat (SeGob). It was clearly said that very soon there will be a decree establishing these alternatives of immigration, so that the thousands of Haitians do not overload and block the functioning of Coma.

These migratory alternatives will allow thousands of Haitian migrants to be regularized in Mexico, without having to seek asylum” Ramírez announced on Tuesday 23 November on the sidelines of a visit by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, in Tijuana.

In addition, Héctor Martínez Castuera from the National Institute of Migration (INM) said during a press briefing on Wednesday November 24 that after agreement with some 2,500 migrants, mostly Haitians, from a caravan heading north, they have promised them temporary residence permits for one year for humanitarian reasons.

And in addition to the renewable card, housing and employment alternatives are included. 

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