Details of the fire that killed 40 immigrants in Mexico (podcast) | The USA Print

El incendio en un centro de detención en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, dejó 40 inmigrantes muertos.

The fire in a detention center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, left 40 immigrants dead.

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The 27th of March, 40 immigrants from Central and South America died in a detention center in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 39 of them on site and one more in a hospital. The tragedy did not start there.

Several of these immigrants had been expelled from the United States under Title 42 and although they had permission to stay in Mexico for 30 days, some were detained by elements of the National Immigration Institute (INM) of Mexico.

“I have seen how immigration has changed… how the type of immigrants and the type of immigrants has changed,” the journalist said. Luis Chaparro in the podcast “El Diario Sin Límites”.

Chaparro did a special report for VICENews which addresses how immigrants were extorted by immigration agents, who detained them amid neighborhood complaints.

This city begins to receive migrants differently… it was a very welcoming city, very warm to migrants”, recalls the journalist.

On April 27, immigration officials carried out an operation and locked up almost 80 immigrants, charging them $200 to let them out, but if they didn’t pay before 7:00 pm they would stay locked up.

That night, an immigrant from Venezuela set fire to a mat, in protest because they had no water or food, thinking that the authorities would open the cell, but the person in charge of the keys had left. The tragedy resulted in 40 people dead and several more injured, 10 of whom are in a coma.

>> What has happened to immigration in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua?
>> If there is no policy to persecute immigrants in Mexico, why were people detained?
>> Are the citizens of Chihuahua getting tired of immigration?

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· “Sophisticated” immigrants on the border with Mexico who received better treatment than Latinos

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