CDHDF Supports 3rd Migrant Caravan (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/21/12 by Manuel Carvallo)

Mexico City – With the purpose of safeguarding human rights and other guarantees, the Commission on Human Rights of the Federal District (CDHDF) will support the participants in the 3rd caravan of migrants, who will depart on Saturday, December 22 from the border city of Laredo, Tamaulipas to Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro.

The General Coordinator of the CDHDF, Leonardo Mier Bueno, explained the strategic linking of various public agencies on human rights and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will accompany the caravan on its journey through the North of the country. It called on authorities of federal entities to facilitate the caravan to help transit their developments without any violence.

"This year, he added, they expect more than 500 people returning to Mexico from the United States to join the aforementioned caravan, with more than 200 vehicles moving over 1,000 kilometers from Laredo, Tamaulipas to Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro.

"The caravan has the purpose of protecting migrants that come from United States into Mexico during the Christmas celebrations so they are not objects of extortion, robbery and rape of human rights, given the context of violence that the country is experiencing,” he stressed.

Bueno Mier explained that among the public and civil society organizations that will support the migrants’ travel are: the LVII Legislature of Querétaro; the Senate of the Republic; the Government of Querétaro; the Autonomous University of Querétaro and the Government program "Bienvenido Paisano".

Besides the CDHDF, support is also provided by the State Commission of Human Rights of Querétaro and Tamaulipas; Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí; the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the civil society organizations Dimension Muman Mobility of the Diocese of Querétaro; Estancia del Migrante González and Martínez and the International Organization for Migration.

Segob Collaborates on "Congresswoman Amiga, Deputy Amigo" Program (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/21/12)

Mexico City - The Chamber of Deputies received a response by the Secretaría de Gobernación (Segob) agreeing to its external collaboration with the Commission on migration issues in support of the "Congresswoman Amiga, Congressman Amigo" program, oriented to cater to the countrymen that entering and transiting by Mexico in holiday season.

The Ministry of the Interior reported that it will send the Federal delegates of the National Institute of migration, as well as makers of the Paisano program in States directory of members who participate in the program, to assist you during your stay in the modules and observation points.

The program " Diputada Amiga, Diputado Amigo (Congresswoman Friend, Deputy Friend)", began on December 12 and will conclude on January 12. He indicated that results for the attention to countrymen and their cases channeled to the authorities as well as an analysis of those areas an opportunity was detected to share the program next season

Segob hoped that this collaboration with deputies continues to be charitable with the purpose of safeguarding human and property rights of nationals. It should be recalled that at a meeting last December 6 various letters were approved to make program permanent.


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