Attention center opened in Mexico for undocumented migrants

11:40, May 21, 2011      

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Mexico's federal and state officials on Friday opened an assistance center for undocumented migrants in the southern state of Oaxaca, local official sources said.

The sources said that in Oaxaca foreigners transiting Mexican territory on their way to the United States have come increasingly under attack from organized criminal groups.

Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora and Oaxaca's Governor Gabino Cue opened the assistance center in the municipality of Ixtepec, located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca.

The center will provide undocumented migrants with medical, legal, educational attention. A special team for assisting migrants known as Grupo Beta will also be based in the facility.

The Isthmus region of Oaxaca has become dangerous for migrants in recent years. Criminal groups such as Los Zetas are known to kidnap migrants and demand ransom payment from relatives already living in the United States.

Last month, Mexico approved a new immigration law, which attempts to provide undocumented migrants in the country with increased legal protection and reform the nation's embattled immigration ministry.

The immigration ministry fired seven state-level directors earlier this month and announced plans to further scrutinize employees working in areas with high levels of organized crime activities.

The National Human Rights Commission released a survey earlier this year showing that 11,333 undocumented migrants were kidnapped in Mexico over a six-month period in 2010. The commission said that immigration officials and various police forces had been complicity in some of the abductions.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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