Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, announced an upcoming meeting between community leaders and officials in Miami to develop a strategy for action against anti-immigrant and racist initiatives and laws in the United States.
In a statement, the head of the Ministry of External Affairs (SRE), who met with 1,200 farm workers in Wimauma, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, said the meeting would take place on June 30.
The first objective, the foreign minister said, is to determine the Mexican government’s involvement and orientation “how to protect our sisters and brothers throughout the US, especially in Florida, because a law in Florida is clearly contrary to our community.” and that can be the cause of many abuses.”
He announced that the meeting is expected to be attended by leaders of various groups of immigrants from across the United States and will serve to evaluate and determine the next steps to follow in the action plan for residents of Mexican communities.
During Ebrard’s meeting with workers in Miami, the foreign minister promised more opportunities for labor mobility and reiterated his protection of Mexican migrant workers from racist laws and policies.
Ebrard highlights the work and contributions of migrant workers to the societies of the United States and Mexico.
The statement comes days after the US stopped invoking Title 42, which allowed immediate deportation of undocumented immigrants on the pretext of COVID-19.
But it established other restrictions on asylum applications at the border and introduced deportations through another regulation called Title 8, which allows migrants to request asylum upon arrival at the border, but requires them to apply for it in several countries, including requirements have to be met. through which they have passed otherwise they may be quickly deported.
The region is facing an unprecedented migrant influx, with more than 2.76 million undocumented immigrants expected by the United States at the Mexico border in fiscal year 2022.