Wednesday, October 5, 2016



Monitor health of Africans passing through Chiapas
Health authorities installed service modules for migrants at various points along the border with Guatemala.

Organizacion Editorial Mexicana
September 30, 2016
South Journal
Eduardo Torres

Tapachula, Chis. (OEM-INFORMEX) .- The Ministry of Health of Chiapas reinforced sanitary inspections to prevent contagion and epidemics due to the risk of the passage of foreigners from Central America, Caribbean and Africa mainly by Mexico's southern border.

Modules located at various points along the border with Guatemala, provide medical consultations, inspection of vital signs, detection and control of diabetes, HIV, anemia, cervical cancer; also they maintain control pregnancy , counseling and nutrition control.

Health brigades arise as a measures to address and prevent diseases that foreigners could carry from their home countries.

The health jurisdiction Nr. 7 on the southern border, said the basic vaccination schedule for combating hepatitis B, measles, rotavirus, smallpox, among other ailments is done.

The migrants, mostly from South America, through several countries and this makes them susceptible to epidemics, so to get into Mexico a medical history is done to know in detail the health status of each of them, however there are still people who refuse to such medical checks.

"We were informed that there was an epidemic, a bacteria from Haiti bacteria and so much fever, I was in Honduras and I got kidney infection," said Luis Ramirez, a Cuban citizen who received a tetanus shot.


Note: Some complaints in TJ, that not enough space for Mexicans in shelters as the Africans taking the space.

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Mexico Is Worried About An Influx Of African And Asian Immigrants
8:44 AM 09/30/2016

Jonas Despinasse (C), from Haiti, stands as he waits with other migrants for the Custom and Border Protection agents to seek for asylum in the United States, on the Mexican side of the San Isidro Port of Entry on May 26, 2016, in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico. On the past couple of weeks some 600 hundred migrants, mainly from Haiti and some African countries, arrived to Tijuana to try to ask for asylum to the U.S. government through the local points of entry. / AFP / GUILLERMO ARIAS (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images) ∧

Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned about an influx of immigrants into the country from African and Asian countries, according to a report Thursday in El Universal.

"Many of them will have to return to their home countries," Socorro Flores, undersecretary of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Mexican Foreign Ministry, said to El Universal.

The Mexican government is now trying to deal with this influx of immigrants by setting up shelters and working with the countries of origin of the immigrants on deportations.

Flores said regarding this immigration that, "yes there is a concern because the flows have increased and there is also a concern because they need to cross many countries to get to their intended destinations."

The government official added, "right now they are coming from many countries in Asia and Africa and that increases regional migration."

Central America has recently been dealing with an influx of immigrants from abroad. It was recently reported that Guatemala has caught 56 times more African immigrants in 2016 than they did in all of 2015. These immigrants frequently have the goal of heading to the United States and seeking asylum.

Flores said that tackling this immigration issue will take time and cooperation among Central American countries.

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Note: CAMEX "Three of the men had prior immigration and criminal convictions"

Border Patrol officer assaulted, 4 men arrested

DULZURA, Calif. — A border control agent was assaulted early Wednesday while trying to apprehend an undocumented migrant with prior convictions for illegally crossing into the country and having sexual contact with a child, authorities said.

The attack happened Wednesday morning as agents were searching for five people suspected of illegally entering the U.S. in a remote area on Otay Mountain.

Agents located the group around 9 a.m. on a mountain ridge. As agents approached, the five people fled in different directions. Agents quickly located two men hiding in brush. One man freely turned himself in to authorities.

A second man reportedly became combative when approached by agents in a gully. The man grabbed the agent's arm, pulled him down the hill forcefully, then threw an elbow strike at the agent and attempted to flee, officials said.

The agent managed to follow the man and complete the arrest, but later needed to have treatment at the hospital. The man has prior immigration and felony convictions, including sexual contact with a child.

"Most of the illegal entries in the Brown Field area are attempted on foot through remote, rugged terrain. This not only endangers our agents when subjects become combative, but endangers those entering illegally as well," Brown Field Station Patrol Agent in Charge Mickey Valdez said.

A border patrol K-9 alerted to an area where a third man was hiding in brush. Several hours later, a fourth man was arrested. He was suffering from a knee injury and dehydration.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded to the scene and airlifted all four to the hospital. Three of the men had prior immigration and criminal convictions, authorities said.

After being treated for their heat-related illness, three suspects were turned over to agents for immigration and criminal violations. The fourth man remains in the hospital. A fifth person fled and was not located.

To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.


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