The Government, through the Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, delivered a balance on the results of the Critical Infrastructure Law since its promulgation at the beginning of February of this year. In the midst of his visit to the Tarapacá region, Monsalve reported that irregular migration at the border has been reduced by more than half compared to the same date but last year.
Specifically, the Undersecretary of State emphasized that “as of March 19, 2022, the number of people detected entering Chile irregularly at the northern border was an average of 967 per week. That was the reality last year. What Is this the reality of this year? It is an average of 440 people as of March 19, 55% less irregular income on the northern border of the country.”
Along the same lines, the government authority pointed out that there has been a sustained increase in the redirection of people seeking to enter Chile. A year ago, only 10% of them were returned to their country of origin. Meanwhile, today the number of reroutes reaches 59%. To this is added that Venezuelan migration fell from 80% to 36%.
Monsalve’s statements were made in March of the constitution session of the Interministerial Committee for investment in the north of the country, which took place in the premises of the Faculty of Architecture of the Arturo Prat University, in the city of Iquique. .