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Cristina Gomez and Ruben Villalpando


Newspaper La Jornada
Saturday December 31, 2022, p. 9

Between Tuesday and Thursday, agents from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained 1,400 undocumented immigrants from Central America who tried to cross into the United States through the desert between Sonora and Arizona, reported John R. Modlin. , chief of the Tucson sector Border Patrol.

He explained that of the total, 200 traveled in family units, made up of women with minor children. At least two of the detainees had a criminal record in the neighboring country to the north.

Since Christmas weekend, hundreds of deported foreigners began to arrive in Hermosillo, Sonora and assured that they will wait for the moment to return to the United States and request political asylum. Meanwhile, the shelters and homes have been overcrowded by groups of Venezuelans and Nicaraguans.

Dalia Romero Barrios, director of the Corazón Contento shelter, located on the eastern exit of the state capital, assured that the site has reached its maximum capacity, with 120 beneficiaries.

He specified that this new contingent of people deported across the border with Arizona was brought by personnel from the National Institute of Migration, in collaboration with the Directorate of Attention to Migrants, and in some cases they arrived on their own.

Meanwhile, hundreds of migrants, mainly Venezuelans and Central Americans, who were hoping to enter United States territory from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to request political asylum, began to return to their places of origin because Title 42 will be maintained, which prevents you from staying in the neighboring country.

Santiago González, head of the Municipal Directorate of Human Rights, announced that the local Kiki Romero shelter is at 50 percent of its capacity and estimated that the flow of foreigners in the city will decrease.

However, he warned that “this is a very big phenomenon, it is a situation that will hardly end.

As long as there are no changes in social and economic policies within the countries of origin, it will not endHeld.

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