Mexico to strengthen COVID-19 measures among the migrant population

The National Migration Institute will strengthen its capacity to receive co-nationals through different ports of entry at Mexico’s northern border

Mexico to strengthen COVID-19 measures among the migrant population
English 20/03/2020 17:57 Ariadna García Mexico City Actualizada 18:02
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry (SRE), the Interior Ministry (SEGOB) and the National Migration Institute (INM) have announced they will toughen health measures among the migrant population so as to prevent the massive transmission of COVID-19.

Through a statement, they said that given the cancelation of the flights of the Repatriation Procedure Inside Mexico (PRIM), the INM will reinforce its attention capacity to receive co-nationals through different ports of entry in Mexico’s northern border.

In addition, to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus among Mexicans, during their stay in U.S. migrant control stations, it has been decided that in the ports of entry to Mexico – enabled to perform repatriations under the Local Repatriation Arrangements (ALR) – the opening hours will be extended to attend co-nationals.

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“The latter with the purpose of them staying the shortest possible time in a situation of detention; the repatriation of vulnerable people will remain without changes and according to the ALR,” they added.

The INM, the SEGOB, and the SRE also mentioned that they will hold direct coordination with the U.S. agencies involved in the repatriation process of Mexicans so that it is done safely and in a regular and orderly manner.

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