Segob approves creation of the search mechanism for missing migrants

This Tuesday, the Interior Ministry approved the creation of the search mechanism for missing migrants, in which family members and social organizations participate.

During the second ordinary session of the National System for the Search of Persons (SNBP), and by impulse of the National Search Commission (CNB), families of disappeared migrants and civil organizations, it was agreed to create the Search Table for Missing Migrants, which will have the purpose of articulating efforts to promote the search for disappeared migrants, particularly in their transit through the Mesoamerican migratory corridor.

The Undersecretary for Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Ministry of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, highlighted this mechanism as the result of a collective effort, necessary to pay off the historical debt of the Mexican state, while it is a joint work between authorities, families and civil society.

It was said that the Search Desk for Missing Migrants It will be a permanent space for articulation, information exchange and collaboration between families, civil organizations, international organizations, institutions of the Mexican and foreign State, in addition to being one of the three articulating mechanisms to give a response of State to the problem of the disappearance of migrants.

So this mechanism adds to the Interinstitutional Working Group to search for patterns of missing migrants, foreseen in the Homologated Search Protocol, which will bring together multiple national institutions and organize them to advance in the resolution of cross-cutting problems.

As well as the External Search and Investigation Support Mechanism, whose guidelines will soon be sent for voting to the National Search System, and whose purpose is that Mexican embassies, consulates and attaché offices can provide assistance abroad to families of disappeared migrants, and serve as a gateway and bridge with Mexican search and investigation institutions.

Representatives of missing migrants and their families, as well as various committees of relatives of disappeared migrants, highlighted the work carried out by families for years to achieve these mechanisms and recognized these advances as a historical fact by highlighting that it is a great step for them, the region and compliance with the obligations of the Mexican State in search matters.

For its part, the holder of the National Search Commissioner, Karla Quintana Osuna, recognized the joint work between authorities, families and civil society to achieve these advances in the search for disappeared migrants, which is an obligation of the Mexican State.


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