Hundreds of migrants demonstrated and demanded justice on Tuesday night outside the Migration’s national institute (INM) in the Mexican Juarez City, Chihuahuawhere on Monday night 38 migrants died in a fire at an immigration station.
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The foreigners protested peacefully and carried out a prayer vigil for the migrants who had lost their lives 24 hours earlier.
The act was attended by the Catholic priest Javier Calvillomanager of the hostel House of the Migrant in Ciudad Juárezwho called the fatal fire a tragedy.
“This is a tragedy, the loss of one or 50 lives is a crisis. ANDWe saw this coming, we saw everything that has happened with them, the comments of public servants like the mayor, who said he was losing patience due to the presence of Venezuelans.”exposed to EFE.
He noted that a few years ago Juarez Cityas a city, they told him that he was the murderer of women for the femicide crisis and now “He is the murderer of migrants and it is unfortunate that this happens and because of this we make ourselves known internationally.”
The Venezuelan migrant Antonio Torres told EFE that the message given by these events is that the Mexican immigration authorities mistreat undocumented foreigners.
“We do not want these events to continue happening, the agents of migration they mistreat us in MexicoWe come here and they don’t protect us either.”accused.
He added that he was seven days ago in the National Institute of Migration (INM) “There is a lot of corruption, since they charge them 20 dollars if they let in a pack of cigarettes or other items. They even last days to be able to talk to their loved ones. We are migrants, not criminals.”
Another of the undocumented immigrants who attended the protest was the Venezuelan Marlin Villaloboswho told EFE that the migrants who died, like many others, came to Mexico “looking for a better future for his family and look how they ended up”.
He explained that in the face of tragedies of this type “We don’t feel protected by the authorities, where we are they run us off. We ask the authorities to put their hands on their heartsWe deserve respect and dignity.”
During the demonstration candles were lit and, together with the priest calvillothe migrants said prayers for those who lost their lives, a floral offering was placed and around there were banners with messages such as “No more inhumane policies”, “The problem is that there are more xenophobes than migrants” and “Migrants should not be criminalized.”
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RESPONSIBLE TO THE PROSECUTOR
This Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reported that those directly responsible for the events have already been brought before the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).
Although Ebrard referred to this information, he did not specify the number or identity of those presented before the FGR.
Previously, the Mexican government had raised the number of migrants killed by the fire in an immigration center to 40, but at night it corrected the death toll and placed it at 38.
In the morning, the FGR It indicated in a statement that the identified migrants were 1 Colombian, 1 Ecuadorian, 12 Salvadorans, 28 Guatemalans, 13 Hondurans and 13 Venezuelans, although without specifying the number of deaths and injuries.
According to Mexican civil organizations, 2022 was the most tragic year for migrants in Mexicosince some 900 died in the attempt to cross without documents from the country to USA.
The region lives a migratory flow record, with 2.76 million undocumented immigrants detained at the border of USA with Mexico in fiscal year 2022.
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