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Cancun receives 500 Haitian migrants

Cancun, Q.R. — Approximately 650 Haitian migrants have been relocated to the state of Quintana Roo where they wait for legalization. Governor Carlos Joaquin said that of the 650, 150 were sent to Chetumal and 500 to Cancun.

The group that are in Cancun have been temporarily placed in schools in collaboration with DIF and the Benito Juárez City Council. The schools used are the same ones earmarked each year for hurricane emergencies. Joaquin said that they will remain in a comfortable, safe environment while they wait out legal procedures with the National Institute of Migration (INM).

In Chetumal, a provisional space has been set up. He said that all the Haitian migrants received in the state arrived from Chiapas, where the INM no longer has the capacity to serve them.

Their relocation to the state came after the Ministry of the Interior reported that migratory delegations of Mexico and Haiti agreed to follow up on the needs of the Haitian migrants, who are in different parts of the country.

The migrants have been given the choice of regularizing their migratory situation to stay and work in Mexico, or return to their country of origin.