ALFREDO AZCCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
About 30 thousand immigrants, form Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, Salvador and Honduras, will be sent to Mexico from the United States, in order for them to wait for their asylum or legal immigration permit, and they will do so in Mexico, even though they hail from other countries.
The first question that comes to mind is: What is the USA justification to do this? That is, they are sending tens of thousands of people to Mexico, but they are not Mexicans . . . Why? . . . What makes the US Government think Mexico´s border cities are a waiting room of sorts?
But the most worrisome issue is regarding who will fund the “combined effort” since these immigrants need food, shelter and medical services, among other things, which cost money and Mr. Salazar didn´t even mention who is going to pay for those services.
So, starting in a few days or a couple of weeks, about 30 thousand Cubans, Venezuelans, Haitians and people from many other countries, will start entering Mexico from the States, so they can wait for their migration applications to be authorized, but then again: Why in Mexican soil?
Ambassador Salazar didn´t bother to send a message to Mexicans living and working in those border cities that may soon be shocked by the arrival of all those foreigners, no mention pf any support for Mexico´s border cities, which will be literally flooded with people who could create a social problem of sorts, as well as a sanitary crisis.
After 4 or 5 minutes elaborating a long and meaningless answer, Mr. Salazar turned his back to the reporters and simply walked away, leaving Mexicali press wondering about the manner in which all this operation will be financed, and Mexico seems to play the role of a servant or aid for the USA in this problem that doesn´t really concern Mexico.