INM violates rights of migrant minors in Torreón, CNDH issues recommendation

Monday 27 May, 2024
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Due to events that occurred before the closure of the Provisional Stays, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued a recommendation against the National Migration Institute (INM) in Torreón for violations of human rights, legal security and superior interests. of childhood, of 33 boys, girls and adolescents in the context of migration.

As narrated in recommendation 89/2024, the events occurred on March 22, 2023. Remember that it was in the month of May of that same year that the 33 immigration stations in the country closed, after it occurred in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, in which 40 migrants lost their lives and 27 more were injured after the fire that broke out at the immigration station. The intention was to carry out a supervision of all the facilities.

In accordance with the aforementioned recommendation, the events were recorded on March 23 in Torreón, where minors were affected.

“They stated that they were traveling with their families, including their minor daughters and sons, and on March 22, 2023, they were detained by INM personnel, with the support of elements of the National Guard, and transferred to the INM provisional stay in Torreón. Coahuila, where the accommodation conditions were unhealthy and did not resolve their immigration situation,” the document states.


It is also reported that during the visit to the INM provisional stay in Torreón, the CNDH found that there was no drinking water, the bathrooms were dirty and the rooms had garbage. Due to the above, The National Agency initiated the file CNDH/5/2023/6708/Q, and to document the human rights violations, information was requested from the INM, the National Guard, and the Municipal Presidency of Torreón; as well as in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General for Girls, Boys and the Family and the System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family, both in the State of Coahuila.

After each of the aforementioned entities presented their report, various evidence was presented regarding what was stated.

For example, according to the document DIFCOAH/DESP/446/2023, the DIF Torreón system received on July 3, 2023 to CNDH personnel to whom it was explained that no notification was received from the INM to provide assistance. to the migrant childhood victim in the facts of the complaint.

While Pronnif, according to the official letter PRONNIF/DJ/120/2023 received on July 3, 2023, detailed that after contacting said Institute they were informed that the victims had been transferred to other states.

These factors and given the evidence collected, said recommendation was issued, it requests that: Within a period of two months, counted from the acceptance of the recommendation, issue a circular instructing the public servants of the INM Representative Offices in Torreón, Coahuila and Mazatlán, Sinaloa that when a foreign person is placed at their disposal, the immigration administrative procedure begins, in accordance with the provisions of article 222 of the Internal Regulations of the Migration Law.

As well as that within a period of two months, those responsible for substantiating administrative immigration procedures are trained, so that in the decisions made to transfer a foreign person to another immigration station, the principle of the best interests of the child is considered. and family unity, taking into consideration that girls, boys and adolescents cannot be housed in immigration stations and adhering to the provisions of articles 111 of the Regulations of the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents and 225, last paragraph of the Regulations of the Migration Law; must send to this National Commission the evidence that proves its compliance, including the acknowledgment of receipt of the circular and the description of how it was disseminated.

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Source: (GUADALUPE MIRANDA/EL SIGLO DE TORREÓN) from Portada, El Siglo de Torreón on 2024-05-22 13:00:54

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