The Customs and Border Protection in the United States (CBP for its acronym in English) presented in its latest report that The total number of Ecuadorians deported and expelled from that country in the fiscal period of 2023 is 88,701 compatriots..
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An amount close to the total for 2021, when the highest peak in recent years in the country was recorded with 97,074 Ecuadorians captured in various areas of the US border (see graph ).
At that time, Mexico and Guatemala do not require visas for Ecuadorians to enter their territory due to tourism. But that benefit is used to justify one’s supposed vacation stay and actually coming irregularly to North America.
Position. The migration of Ecuadorians has been observed by the US authorities and they describe the situation as a problem with a difficult solution.
This led to the restoration of the visa requirement for Ecuadorians and The numbers dropped sharply to 24,936 deported and deported to the United States.
However, the business of illegal migrant smuggling has found new routes, such as Darien Plug and entry into other Central American countries. According to official figures from Panama there will be more than 352,000 people who traveled this dangerous road in 2023.
That country described the situation as a “migration crisis which rose to national security crisis”, and that it has reached the limit of its capacity to deal with this phenomenon.
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William Murillo, candidate for alternate assemblyman for the US and Canada for the Construye movement and also a representative of the 1800-Migrant organization, emphasized that Migration is the result of a chain of structural violence in countries, which encourages citizens to leave their country.
“This is something that was seen coming, that will be continued and even increased because at least in Ecuador the living conditions are in the spiral of violence. It will not change in six months or a year with a new government. This is a hidden problem that has been going on for years. It can be different when investments are made and that for at least a decade.”
If the United States authorities are concerned, The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, accused the Ecuadorian immigrant population of being part of the “big problem” that it will destroy the territory it governs, by pointing out that the arrival of thousands of immigrants means a deficit of $12,000 million for the city, which will lead it to have to cut services to the from New York.
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“We receive 10,000 immigrants a month, first they are Venezuelans, now Ecuadorians and Russians coming through the Mexican border… Now we are getting people from all over the world who have decided to come through the southern part of the border.”
Faced with these statements, Murillo says that they are political statements and therefore the efforts to carry the responsibilities that are not accepted by the leaders of their countries must be weighed.
“The Office of the Mayor and the government of the state of New York in general are very generous to immigrants (from all countries of the world), because they accept them in a way that other states do not and this is the cause many immigrants to leave.. take advantage of the system because the State law obliges to help immigrants who ask for it, especially if they are in a state of vulnerability like asylum seekers who are mostly in shelters -anan”, he pointed out.