After visiting various points of the southern border in Chiapas, social organizations and a couple of federal legislators warned of the situation of vulnerability in which migrants in the area find themselves, mainly girls, adolescent boys who suffer constant practices that violate human rights. their human rights, in the absence of protection institutions.

Members of the Southeast Mexican Human Rights Observation and Monitoring Collective, Senator Emilio Álvarez Icaza and Rosa María Armendariz, among other NGOs, spoke about the results of the Chiapas On-Site Visit, held from June 21 to 23 at the immigration station Siglo XXI and provisional stays dependent on the National Migration Institute (INM), in addition to DIF shelters.

The defenders detailed that it was possible to document the risk experienced by children and adolescents, women and other populations with specific needs and in conditions of special vulnerability, due to the lack of mechanisms for detection and timely channeling to the corresponding institutions.

Senator Emilio Álvarez Icaza said he had witnessed rape practices similar to those carried out in the concentration camps during the Second World War.

In this context, the organizations agreed that “the impact of the militarization and presence of the National Guard, in contrast to the absence of the institutions responsible for guaranteeing rights in the areas of migration control and verification, and the scant availability of information and the obstacles to access processes of migratory regularization and recognition of refugee status, as well as the constant violations of the rights of people detained in immigration stations.

“Likewise, the difficulties faced by civil society organizations to carry out their work of accompaniment and monitoring in migratory stations and provisional stays were evident,” were some of the findings after the tours.

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