Mexican authorities in the southern states of Tabasco and Chiapas on the border with Guatemala are planning to open 17 detention centers for migrants, mostly minors, going to the United States. It was announced on Tuesday, April 20, the head of the Migration Service of the republic Francisco Garduño, the newspaper Milenio.
According to the newspaper, they will be managed by the National System for the Comprehensive Development of Families. If this structure will have at its disposal five more centers of immigration services in the states of Coahuila, Baja California Northern, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Chihuahua in the north, it will be able to simultaneously receive up to 7,000 children and accompanying adults.
Garduño explained that there are currently 5,300 registered migrant minors, but the problem is more serious because each of them is accompanied by at least five adults, making a total of 24,000 people who are in Mexico with irregular status.
On the same day, the governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, Doug Ducey, declared a state of emergency (state of emergency) on the border with Mexico and dispatched the National Guard to resolve the crisis.
As Associaed Press News specifies, the Arizona chief’s announcement was made at a Customs and Border Protection open house at a new migrant center in the border region of Yuma. The event is aimed at hiding the real number of migrants coming across the border.
Doug Ducey and the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden are at odds over the issue of migration policy, and the state governor himself sees the situation as a crisis.
On April 6, it became known in a poll that a majority of American voters blame U.S. President Joe Biden for the migration crisis that has erupted at the border with Mexico.