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Haiti - FLASH : Thousands of Haitians seek refuge in Mexico
10/12/2016 08:48:52

Haiti - FLASH : Thousands of Haitians seek refuge in Mexico
Metelus Wilmer, the President of the Committee for the Defense of Naturalized and Afro-Mexicans, informed us that given the low possibility of obtaining asylum in the United States, 10,000 Haitians seek to legalize their stay in Mexico and request the Mexican Government to establish themselves in the country as refugees...

Recall that since September 22 last (memorandum of September 20 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18700-haiti-flash-usa-resumption-of-regular-deportations-to-haiti.html ), the administration of President Barack Obama has suspended the program of humanitarian visas for the Haitians and announced the resumption of the deportations of the Haitian citizens in an illegal situation present on the American territory https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19178-haiti-flash-deportation-flights-of-haitians-from-usa-resumed.html

Metelus recalls that the arrival of the Haitians in Mexico began last April, entering by the South (Tapachula and Chiapas) before heading towards the northern border (USA). At present there would be near 4,800 Haitians in detention centers in the United States aiting for the majority of deportations to Haiti. On the Mexican side, near 6,500 additional Haitians are blocked at the border (Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California) with no prospect of being admitted to the USA. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18659-haiti-flash-haitians-are-fleeing-in-large-numbers-brazil-for-usa.html

Every day between 200 and 300 new Haitian migrants arrive in Mexico and this flow will continue, because there is still at least 8,000 Haitians blocked in Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica who "dream" of being able to travel to the United States...

Metelus Wilmer requested the support of Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio to make a final attempt to manage the Haitian migrants with his American counterpart and to set up as soon as possible in Tijuana an office of the Mexican Commission for Refugees (COMAR).

In addition, he called for urgent action by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the International Organization for Migration, because the situation of Haitians in Mexico and the United Humanitarian crisis.

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19178-haiti-flash-deportation-flights-of-haitians-from-usa-resumed.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18943-haiti-usa-deportations-of-haitians-congresswoman-wilson-continues-the-struggle.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18928-haiti-usa-deportations-of-haitians-the-secretary-jeh-johnson-specifies.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18905-haiti-flash-usa-temporary-suspension-of-deportations-of-haitians.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18873-haiti-usa-57-congress-members-against-the-deportations-of-haitian.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18752-haiti-usa-resumption-of-deportations-statement-of-the-congresswoman-clarke.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18722-haiti-usa-deportations-of-haitians-edmonde-s-beauzile-wrote-to-obama.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18712-haiti-flash-panama-welcomes-us-decision-to-deport-haitians.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18700-haiti-flash-usa-resumption-of-regular-deportations-to-haiti.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18659-haiti-flash-haitians-are-fleeing-in-large-numbers-brazil-for-usa.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18704-haiti-flash-tens-of-thousands-of-haitians-en-route-to-usa.html

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