Tuesday, September 26, 2023

“We do not rule out the possibility of another settlement”: they set up a module for migrants at the San Ysidro checkpoint

TIJUANA – After relocating migrants camping at the San Ysidro checkpoint, a service module was launched this Monday for those who continue to arrive daily at the Port of Entry without a CBP One appointment, and thus, Let’s try to stop the new one. Due to the formation of settlements.

Well, the municipal authorities do not rule out that it could be repeated, as Enrique Lucero, director of attention to migrants, told TELEMUNDO 20.

“We do not rule out that there could be another settlement, migration is like that, it looks for its channel. If it was not possible in San Ysidro, you have to be vigilant on other doors, on the wall, Maybe it can be repeated again,” he warned.

Well, the migrant flow doesn’t stop at the border. families displaced by violence in Mexico and Central America, but also a growing community of Russian and Muslim immigrants.

“Right now we’ve seen a huge movement of people coming from the Asian continent, Afghanistan, Russia, who are desperate not to have a CBP forest appointment and are getting closer,” said the director of migrant care.

This Monday, suitcase in hand, Muslim migrants arrived at Tijuana’s Asabil shelter. According to municipal officials, they stayed in hotels and in the same temporary camp, but as time passes, the resources are getting scarce.

“Because of the situation that’s happening right now, CBP One is slow, we’re filling up, and there are a lot of people,” said Angie Bautista, coordinator of the Muslim shelter.

Ahmed Tijani of the Assabil shelter said some people were refusing to leave the border, demanding an exception for the CBP forest appointment.

Ahmed said, “There are more people here and there are more people outside, they don’t want to come here because they think it will take time to cross… They are Russians, Afghans, Uzbekistan and many others.”

About 80 migrants are sheltered at this Muslim shelter on the border, where they seek to support special cases, such as an Afghan family who arrived with a disabled minor who needs special care.

Following the relocation of the migrant camp to the San Ysidro border, activists expect more support for shelters and that migrants who are there can have better access to placement through the CBP One app.

“Right now we know what to expect from CBP One, but we always ask for help with these cases, such as the child and his family,” the shelter coordinator said.

and is that, given the growing frustration and delays in appointments, it seeks to prevent irregular crossing practices from being repeated at checkpoints, so that police surveillance can be increased once again, similar to how it was implemented with security filters in Sentry Lane. and created lanes that hindered attempts by the Russian community to reach the United States and Mexico border primarily by car to request asylum.

Fernando Sánchez, head of the municipal civil protection secretariat, said: “The attendance was decreasing because of the event, if we see that it comes back, of course we will look for some mechanism that would allow us to control there. Is.”

According to the most recent figures, of the 348 migrants who were in the San Ysidro border camp, about 40% were from the Russian and Muslim communities.

The Migrant Services Module will function from 10 am to 3 pm daily and will have personnel from the municipal police and the National Institute of Migration (INM), who will channel migrants arriving at the checkpoints.

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