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U.S. Embassy donates equipment for migrant checkpoint management in Mexico

Chiapas, Mexico — The National Migration Institute (INM) through the Representative Office in the state of Chiapas, has received equipment donated by the United States Embassy.

The equipment was donated through the Office of Anti-Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)  under the framework of the “Mexico-United States Bicentennial Understanding for Security, Public Health and Safe Communities.”

This equipment for immigration checkpoint management was delivered to the INM Representative Offices in the states of Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Veracruz and Tamaulipas. They will be used for humanitarian assistance to migrants in these states.

The donated items include awnings, lamps, portable generators, stop signs, traffic cones, mobile toilets, folding tables and chairs, traffic control flashlights, reflective vests and raincoats.

Mobile toilets and sinks were also part of the U.S. donation. Photo: Courtesy Instituto Nacional de Migración September 27, 2023.

Likewise, health equipment such as face masks, disposable gloves, antibacterial gel, sanitizing towels and first aid kits, among other items, were also donated.

“This authority appreciates the donation of the equipment that will be useful in humanitarian aid tasks,” the INM said in a statement.