Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 4, 2021 / 14:00 pm
The bishops of Mexico on Thursday said that a proposal of the Instituto Nacional de Migración to establish a "humanitarian camp" for migrants at the country’s southern border is unilateral, and they have yet to agree to it.
The INM, which operates under Mexico's Secretariat of the Interior, had said Sept. 1 that "the process of communication and agreements with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) in Mexico and the Pastoral Ministry for Human Mobility of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference" has begun to "set up a humanitarian camp for Haitian migrants in Chiapas.”
The Pastoral Ministry for Human Mobility of the Mexican bishops’ conference said Sept. 2 that "the proposal for a 'humanitarian camp' is an initiative created by the Instituto Nacional de Migración itself," and that the bishops have not yet “agreed to or accepted it.”
The bishops’ ministry to migrants “is concerned about the conditions in which migrants find themselves in Tapachula: overcrowding, the lack of security or work, which can lead to violations of these people’s human rights.”