REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Más de dos mil migrantes fueron desalojados la madrugada de este martes  de la Plaza pública “La República”, sitio que por más de 14 meses estuvo “invadido” por extranjeros de diferentes nacionalidades.

En horas de la madrugada, personal de la Guardia Nacional en coordinación con personal del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) y de Protección Civil ayudaron al traslado de más de dos mil migrantes que se encontraban en la plaza la República a las instalaciones del albergue Senda de Vida 2.

El edil Carlos Peña Ortiz, tras hacer un recorrido por el lugar, mencionó que desde el inicio de su administración, el pasado 1 de octubre, junto al titular del refugio Senda de Vida, Héctor Silva inició la construcción de un nuevo albergue a fin de poder brindar mejores condiciones a los menores, mujeres y adultos que llegan a está frontera con el propósito de conseguir asilo en Estados Unidos.

Señaló que a más de un año de estar “invadida” por migrantes de diferentes nacionalidades, la plaza “La República”, ubicada frente al puente internacional Reynosa -Hidalgo ya fue liberada de la presencia de migrantes.

Resaltó que durante los últimos días muchos de ellos han logrado ingresar de manera legal a Estados Unidos, mientras que el resto  unos dos mil aproximadamente, fueron removidos está madrugada al albergue Senda de Vida 2, en dónde iniciarán los trámites para pedir asilo en Estados Unidos.

“Durante los últimos 15 días al menos unos mil migrantes han sido aceptados por el gobierno norteamericano y ya se encuentran en territorio estadounidense de manera legal” dijo.

Señaló que tras el desalojo de los migrantes, personal de Servicios Primarios llevan a cabo la limpiezade la plaza, en dónde quedaron toneladas de basuraque incluye casas de campaña, plásticos, maderas y todo tipo de artículos que les permitieron vivir en dicho lugar.

Peña Ortiz mencionó que coordinan acciones con autoridades migratoria y fronterizas estadounidenses a fin de agilizar los trámites migratorios de los migrantes asentados en está frontera.

Señaló que tras el desalojo de migrantes, la plaza estará custodiada por personal de la Guardia Nacional para evitar nuevos asentamientos.

Cabe destacar que en Reynosa permanecen al menos unos nueve mil migrantes de diferentes nacionalidades, entre ellos cubanos, africanos, centroamericanos, venezolanos, Haitianos e incluso rusos y ucranianos que pretenden asilo en Estados Unidos.

Editor’s Note: Here is the Google translation of Blanca Zumaya’s story:

More than two thousand foreign migrants are relocated in Reynosa


By Blanca Zumaya

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – More than two thousand migrants were evicted this Tuesday morning from the public square “La República”, a site that for more than 14 months was “invaded” by foreigners of different nationalities.

In the early hours of the morning, National Guard personnel in coordination with personnel from the National Migration Institute (INM) and Civil Protection helped transfer more than two thousand migrants who were in Plaza la República to the Senda shelter facilities. of life 2.

Mayor Carlos Peña Ortiz, after taking a tour of the place, mentioned that since the beginning of his administration, on October 1, together with the head of the Senda de Vida shelter, Héctor Silva began the construction of a new shelter in order to to be able to offer better conditions to minors, women and adults who arrive at this border with the purpose of obtaining asylum in the United States.

He pointed out that after more than a year of being “invaded” by migrants of different nationalities, the “La República” square, located in front of the Reynosa-Hidalgo international bridge, has already been freed from the presence of migrants.

He stressed that during the last few days many of them have managed to enter the United States legally, while the rest, approximately two thousand, were removed this morning to the Senda de Vida 2 shelter, where they will begin the procedures to request asylum in the United States. Joined.

“During the last 15 days at least a thousand migrants have been accepted by the US government and are already in US territory legally,” he said.

He pointed out that after the eviction of the migrants, Primary Services personnel carry out the cleaning of the square, where tons of garbage were left which includes tents, plastics, wood and all kinds of items that allowed them to live in that place.

Peña Ortiz mentioned that he coordinates actions with US immigration and border authorities in order to expedite immigration procedures for migrants settled on this border.

He pointed out that after the eviction of migrants, the square will be guarded by National Guard personnel to prevent new settlements.

It should be noted that at least nine thousand migrants of different nationalities remain in Reynosa, including Cubans, Africans, Central Americans, Venezuelans, Haitians and even Russians and Ukrainians seeking asylum in the United States.


Author: Blanca Zumaya

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