Mexico will provide education and employment to migrants from caravan


The members of the caravan that stay in Chiapas or Oaxaca, and have requested refuge, may have work, IMSS, and school for their children.

A week after the arrival of the migrant caravan, the federal government announced measures to support its members while their immigration status is resolved.

With the program ” You are at home ,” Central Americans who have formally requested asylum will be able to access temporary employment in Chiapas and Oaxaca, receive medical attention at the IMSS clinics and send their children to school .

In announcing the strategy, President Enrique Peña Nie to said that Mexico values the dignity of migrants and recognizes their contributions to the economic, social and cultural development of the countries of destination, transit, origin and return.

To access the program, those interested must register their stay in the country with the National Institute of Migration. With this they will obtain a Temporary CURP for Foreigners, which will allow them to do paperwork, such as opening a bank account. Benefits are calculated for six thousand people, who may be employed in repairs, maintenance and cleaning of social infrastructure.

In as much, leaders of the caravan affirmed that they will not stay in Chiapas and Oaxaca, condition to accede to You are in your house, because they look for to arrive at the CDMX to enter dialogue with federal authorities and the elect government.


In response, group leaders reject the offer and demand dialogue

With assistance in matters of health, education and temporary employment, President Enrique Peña Nieto presented, through a video message on his Twitter account, the You are in your home plan, to support the Central Americans who are part of the Migrant Caravan.

Being in Mexico you can receive medical attention and even send your children to school. You will also have a temporary official identification to do the paperwork you need while you regularize your immigration status.

In addition, this document will allow you to enter and leave the shelters of Chiapas or Oaxaca whenever you want and something very important, by joining the plan you can access the temporary employment program, “explained the Chief Executive.

The government explained that temporary employment options (PET) will be available for people of working age, and that they go before the authorities of the National Institute of Migration (INM) to register their stay in the country, through the obtaining a Single Temporary Population Registration Code (CURP) for Foreigners .

6 thousand people will be benefited with temporary employment

Having the temporary CURP will also allow them to perform procedures such as opening a bank account.

President Peña Nieto established the requirements that Central American migrants must cover to obtain assistance .

One, that you are in the states of Chiapas or Oaxaca, and two: that you and the relatives who accompany you have already applied for your entry or refuge with the National Institute of Migration, “he explained.

The federal resources will be allocated to the benefit of approximately six thousand people through the immediate PET modality, destined to attend to social emergencies and will be exercised through the Ministry of Communications and Transportation .

2 entities will receive temporary employment support: Oaxaca and Chiapas

The beneficiaries will perform repairs, maintenance, and cleaning of social infrastructures, such as roads, streets and public spaces in different areas of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Peña Nieto announced that the inhabitants of these two entities that will receive the Central Americans will also be able to obtain a benefit. “The temporary employment program for residents of these two states is expanded,” he explained.




The thousands of migrants who travel in the caravan rejected the offer of Peña Nieto and expressed their firm conviction to get to Mexico City or to try to dialogue with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his successor Andrés Manuel López Obrador , in an assembly at the Main square of Arteaga.

Yes we want a role that lets us go where we want, but it would have to be in Mexico City, to see if they accept it and what the conditions are. So the solution is to try to dialogue with this government, and with the new one, but in Mexico City, “said Irineo Mujica, a member of the organization People without Borders.

The activist asked the National Commission for Human Rights , Amnesty International, and other civil society organizations to protect the Migrant Caravan on their way to the Mexican capital in order to avoid repression while holding the National Migration Institute responsible ( INM) of any death that could be recorded in the journey.


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