After the death of 14 migrants in Nuevo León, More than a dozen organizations denounced that the immigration policies put the lives of people on the move at risk because there are negligence and cause conditions of little security.
“They are not accidents, if behind them there are policies that put the lives of migrants at risk,” the group denounced in a statement, which included the Foundation for Justice (FJEDD).
Likewise, they reiterated that the alleged accidents in which migrants die should not be called as such, since they affirmed that there is “negligence” and policies that “lead” this sector to move along increasingly dangerous routes or travel in conditions of low security.
In addition, they pointed out that the impunity of such incidents could lead to their repetition. Likewise, they pointed out risks to human rights due to security policies at the borders and in the countries of transit and destination.
Faced with this, they demanded from the Mexican authorities that the processes of identification and restitution of bodies be carried out in a dignified and humane manner, as well as respecting the rights of the families of the victims.
Last Tuesday, 14 migrants died after a truck overturned in a river in the community of fisheries, New Lion. Among the victims was a minor of about 15 years and 5 Guatemalans.
According to EFE, the region is experiencing a record migratory flow with 2.76 million undocumented detainees on the border of United States with Mexico in fiscal year 2022.
Human mobility has been increasing in Mexico since October 2018, when caravans with thousands of migrants, mostly Central Americans, began to enter with the aim of crossing the country to reach the US.
This arrival has been maintained in recent years despite the pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the United States and other countries.
According to the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), since 2014, more than 7 thousand people have died during migratory trips in America. In 2021 it added 1,249, while in 2022 it accounted for 1,221.
Likewise, at least 321 migrants died or disappeared on maritime routes through the Caribbean in 2022, a record number. Of these, only half could be located.
For its part, last at the end of December 2022, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that up to 500,000 migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean could require humanitarian aid in 2023.
(With information from EFE)