Migration News – September 7-13, 2013

  • A collective of migrant rights groups called Ustedes Somos Nosotros (you are all of us) announced they have created a mobile assistance units to provide migrants in Mexico with food, clothes and medicine. (El Economista)
  • The Mexican senate started to prepare for the inter-parliamentary meeting with the United States planned for October 2, 2013, where representatives will discuss issues such as the economy, migration, security, and Merida Initiative programs. (El Economista)
  • A Mexican diplomat told the newspaper El Diario that Mexican president Peña Nieto has decided to “put a stop” to any new U.S. security agents entering Mexico in the wake of the U.S. government spying allegations. (El Diario)
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday to Mexico’s Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam, that he would investigate the alleged U.S. spying operations involving Mexican citizens. (Diario Rotativo)
  • CNN Mexico reported that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents detained a suspected leader of a criminal group accused of carrying out kidnappings of Mexican citizens en route to the U.S. (CNN México)
  • La Opinión reported that three migrants of Central American origin have been captured every day in the first three months since the implementation of the “new protocol,” part of the Migration Law that authorizes Mexican migration authorities (INM) to pursue individuals without papers and with the support of the police and army. (La Opinión)
  • Two Salvadoran children escaped from a migrant facility run by Mexico’s migration institute (INM) in Mexico City. (UPI Español)
  • Officials from Mexico’s navy (Semar) and the migration institute (INM) rescued 15 individuals abandoned by presumed human traffickers in the waters of Baja California. (Grupo Formula)
  • The coordinator for the Program of Migration Affairs (Prami in Spanish) from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) announced that researchers from their program have created an interactive map showing migrant routes in Mexico to help migrants survive in the country. (El Diario)
  • IFAI Commissioner María Elena Pérez-Jaén gave statements during a conference in Bogotá, Colombia, that Mexico was a leader in Latin America when it comes to sharing experience on the implementation information laws and the process of gaining access to public records (El Economista)

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