Monday, January 30, 2023

Cuban and Venezuelan migrants arrive in Sonora

Hermosillo, Sonora. Some 300 Venezuelan and Cuban migrants, expelled from the United States, arrive in the border state of Sonora where they are being cared for in temporary shelters as they resolve their immigration status; The state authorities have informed that they will treat the group of families humanely and start giving work permits to support them financially.

Under Title 42 legislation, hundreds of immigrants of various nationalities have been deported by US authorities to Mexico along with customs. In early 2023, hundreds of thousands of Cuban and Venezuelan migrants began arriving at the border between Arizona and Sonora. The majority in family units living and working without official documents in states such as California, Arizona, and Texas.

In Hermosillo, civic associations and state officials have activated two shelters to accommodate families from other countries. The “Vida Plena, Corazón Conto” shelter, located in the San Luis neighborhood, serves about 120 native Venezuelans who have adapted to start their lives in Sonora in recent times as they decide to return to the neighboring country to the north. are planning. They started working as traders or making traditional empanadas from their land and selling them around the areas where they lived.

Similarly, state officials set up a temporary shelter at the Ana Gabriela Guevara gym, where deported immigrants from the United States are being received. 180 immigrants of Cuban origin are being looked after in this sports center. So, adding those treated at the first shelter, they give her a total of 300 migrants in Hermosillo.

Bernardeth Ruiz Romero, General Director of Attention to Priority Groups and Migrants, highlighted that a Migration Cabinet was set up in advance, involving about 14 agencies from three levels of government, in order to coordinate work and provide dignified care for migrants. in Sonora.

“We are preparing ourselves, we are setting up and rehabilitating shelters and at the moment, as I was already saying, we have reviewed the conditions at the Ana Guevara gym and I think the conditions are unbeatable We have spoken with the migrants who are there and of course, they are grateful for the attention that is being given to them. We have made arrangements with the National Institute of Migration (INM) to receive those migrants,” the state official said. ) has coordinated extensively with

He explained that state officials are working on work permits so that families who want to establish their lives on the border with the United States can do so with dignity, peace of mind and certainty that their families and property will be protected. being respected, as well as their human rights.

Ladys Maria, a Cuban migrant, said she left her country on November 28 because of political persecution and that the journey through Mexico was long, but when she arrived in the United States she was greeted by other compatriots across the border in Nogales, Sonora. was deported along with , For this reason, he had reached Hermosillo a few days ago.

Now, along with more than 200 Cuban migrants, she is cared for in a temporary shelter south of Hermosillo. point or what would you wait for to improve your legal status to come to the United States legally.

“I have been in his hands since 6 (January) and he has treated me very well. I came without clothes, I came sick, I am asthmatic, I came with bad cold. I was treated, they gave me toilet, they gave me clothes, they gave us food every day. There are three meals a day, they treat us very well. They are with us, but they keep us informed about everything. Here we go out whenever we want, everything is perfect. Thanks to them, because if I wasn’t on the road right now. Because I had no money left to live anywhere,” he said in an interview for La Jornada.

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