The number of deaths due to the fire at the immigration center in Ciudad Juárez rises to 40 | The USA Print

Migrantes escenifican viacrucis y piden justicia por muerte de 40 en incendio.

The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) of Mexico announced, this Tuesday, a new death caused at a station of the National Institute of Migration (INM) in Ciudad Juárez last week. According to the Mexican authorities, the victims of the fire were identified by the Mexican attorney general’s office as 28 Guatemalans, 13 Hondurans, 13 Venezuelans, 12 Salvadorans, 1 Ecuadorian and 1 Colombian.

Now before this new figure, the Secretary of Security and Protection explained that so far there are 27 people injured by this tragedy, of which 23 remain hospitalized. This weekend six victims of the fire They were transferred by air ambulances to the National Center for Research and Care for Burns (Ceniaq) and the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER), both in Mexico City.

“In this way it will be possible to advance in the work carried out by the Attorney General of the Republic and the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, whose staff interviews the victims and, the latter, provides assistance to them and their families“, said the Secretary in a press release.

It is known that there are 8 people involved in this tragedy, and that the immigration authorities of the United States will grant a humanitarian permit to the migrants who were fire victims. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office said in a press release that they are prepared to use a humanitarian parole, which allows seriously injured people to receive intensive care in health centers in the United States.

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For its part, the Archdiocese of Mexico published this Palm Sunday a press release in which it called on the Government of Mexico, municipal, state and federal authorities, “to stop seeing migrants as criminals.” The Catholic Church called for dignified and humane treatment for irregular immigrants who try to cross into the United States through the northern border of Mexico.

Last Friday, the immigration authorities reported that this center will be permanently closed, after this fire put the policy on immigrants of the Government of Manuel López Obrador on trial. The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection of Mexico, Rosa Icela Rodríguez said that the people who were there will be transferred to the Leona Vicario integration center, also located in Ciudad Juárez.

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