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Texas urges Chihuahua to contain the migratory avalanche towards El Paso

Jesus Estrada and Ruben Villalpando


Newspaper La Jornada
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, p. 5

Chihuahua, Chih., Republican Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, called on the government of Chihuahua to increase actions to contain undocumented migration on the border that Ciudad Juárez shares with El Paso, given an uptick in arrests and deportations of Haitians that occurred the previous week, and in follow-up to a collaboration agreement with the PAN head of the Chihuahuan Executive, María Eugenia Campos Galván, signed in April.

During the last week, more than 4,300 migrants crossed the border through Ciudad Juárez without documents and were processed for automatic deportation. Most were taken to the El Paso airport for transfer on flights to their country of origin.reported the head of the Border Patrol in the El Paso sector, Gloria Chavez.

He indicated that the Border Patrol processing center in El Paso is designed to house 1,700 migrants, but today the place is overcrowded with 4,800 people and has received up to a thousand foreigners undocumented and asylum seekers per day.

Meanwhile, Rosa Mani Arias, coordinator of the network of shelters for migrants, Somos Uno por Juárez, warned that the arrival of migrants to Ciudad Juárez has indeed increased, with the intention of turning themselves in to the Border Patrol and requesting asylum, taking advantage of the possible Suspension of Title 42, a provision established by former President Donald Trump that allows the United States to expel those who enter its territory without documents under the pretext of combating the spread of covid-19.

This Monday, the governors of Texas and Chihuahua exchanged a document on the coordination of police forces, to manage the increase in arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants in the El Paso sector.

I spoke with Governor Abbott in Texas on Friday, and we agreed to exchange a document this Monday on specific actions that we are going to take, both by Texas and by Chihuahua, to take care of the dignity of our migrant brothers, but also to contain migrationCampos Galván reported in a collective interview.

Meanwhile, Abbott renewed an emergency proclamation against undocumented migration, in which he called for the arrival of foreigners in Texas counties bordering Mexico. a continuing and imminent threat of disaster.

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