Thursday, October 20, 2016

AZMEX I3 20-10-16

AZMEX I3 20 OCT 2016

Note: very interesting change.

Mexico to grant residency to undocumented migrants
19 hrs ago

Starting next year, the government of Mexico will grant legal temporary residency status at no cost to any undocumented migrant that entered the country before January 2015, according to a Monday news release.

Last week, the Mexican immigration officials announced the revival of the country's Temporary Program for the Regularization of Migrants, which will begin Jan. 9, 2017.

"The main objective of this program is to guarantee that the human rights of all migrants are respected and to help in the implementation of a more effective immigration policy," reads a statement from Mexico's Office of Human Rights and Democracy.

Foreigners who entered the country before Jan. 9, 2015, and can prove they've been earning the national minimum wage of about $4 per day will receive a four-year residency card along with a work permit. After the four years, all migrants who have met a set of requirements will be granted permanent residency, the release states.

The program clearly establishes documents that must be presented for consideration by immigration authorities, including a form of identification and financial statements but they are also allowing alternative forms of proof, including witness statements and certain kinds of purchase receipts and non-official documents.

"It is important to point out that any foreigner who goes into any INM office for information or to start their solicitation can be certain they will not face persecution by immigration authorities, deportation, and will not have to cover any costs associated with the application," INM officials stated in the Monday news release.

The Temporary Program for the Regularization of Migrants was first created in January 2015 and expired later that year. The new expiration date is set for Dec. 19, 2017.

Haitians seeking a better life
Details Published on Thursday October 20, 2016,
Written by Marco A. Flores


A group of 23 migrants arrived yesterday at the border to enter the United States.
A second group of migrants from Haiti arrived yesterday afternoon to Nogales, hoping to cross into the United States and improve their quality of life, with work and better living conditions. A first group arrived last Tuesday.
The young Adrien Chiroux, who was part of the second group of 23 migrants Wednesday awaiting their entry into the gates of the gatehouse Dennis DeConcini, explained that it was the second set of Haitians who came to this border, after Tuesday when crossed six people .
"I'm looking for a better life," he said in Spanish with difficult pronunciation.
He said that not seeking political asylum, they want a visa or work permit, to help his family, because in their country of origin there is no work, there are many people who want to do things wrong, but they do not want seek work and a better life.
Therefore, let it pass expect to move forward, get a job and continue with their lives.

They have not ruled out any US city as a destination, because where there is work, there to stay.
"I'm going there to work, any work I do to improve my life. In Haiti there is no work, no, if you want to work, you have to seek a visa to go elsewhere, "he added.

The young migrant also reported that entered Mexican territory by Guatemala, crossed almost ten countries to reach Nogales, more than three weeks ago have traveled all by the bus.
Other groups of Haitians chose to cross other borders, just by Nogales they begin to arrive, as they learned that it is easier to access than other borders as Tijuana, where there are more than four thousand refugees in recent weeks.
"We were treated well, now expect to enter and get a job, to improve our lives."
While staying at the gates of the DeConcini gatehouse, the group received food and clothing that were brought to them by volunteers from the Kino Initiative.


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