Colombia’s ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, reported the establishment of a technical panel, which is in charge of ensuring that the process of detention and repatriation of Colombian citizens following the revocation complies with the levels of human rights protection . Title 42 of the.
The announcement comes before complaints from Colombians repatriated from the North American country in recent days; For which the Colombian government expressed its concern through Migración Colombia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Our consulates are working permanently to respond to the “very complex situation of removing the non-application of Title 42 and what has begun to apply: Title 8,” the ambassador explained.
Greater influx of immigrants due to the abolition of Title 42
The abolition of Title 42 would generate a very significant influx of migrants, which is why the ambassador assured that “we are in discussion with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be able to strengthen the response capacity of consulates in the event of an avalanche ” Today the services of our diplomatic missions are in demand.
It should be noted that, as of May 11, 2023, the United States ceases to enforce Title 42. Activated in March 2020 as a temporary sanitisation measure to reduce the spread of Covid 19.
The foregoing paved the way for the reinstatement of Title 8, which has, historically, determined the management of immigrants in that country and which authorizes the Office of Customs and Border Protection (US Customs and Border Protection, CBP) to He tries to expel any person. Enter your field in irregular position.
In this sense, Ambassador Murillo said that Colombia continues to work on opening more “legal migration channels, regular, orderly, safe migration to the United States”, to the extent that “we do not want any family, any also the person submits to pass.” what is called the ‘mark of death’, or the risk of being treated indecently in some of the procedures that are in place against irregular migrants,” the ambassador explained.
Finally, official confirms Colombia’s entry family reunion event Thereby benefiting the large number of Colombian men and women who wish to legally immigrate to the United States.
It is important to remember that the “Family Reunification” program allows Colombians who have relatives living in the United States to immigrate more easily. This means that if a Colombian citizen has a spouse, child, father or mother in the United States, they will be able to request their permit to stay in the country more quickly.
Following the same line, the US will strengthen measures to reduce migrant smuggling, barring entry for people trying to cross the border illegally for a period of up to five years.