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Migrants support each other for Thanksgiving in northern Mexico

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Ciudad Juárez (Mexico), November 24 (EFE).- Migrants in northern Mexico have supported another group of vulnerable undocumented immigrants by providing food for Thanksgiving. More than 3,000 dishes were prepared over two consecutive days of cooking efforts by volunteers who strive to send joy and faith on this holiday.

At the Pan de Vida migrant shelter in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, refugees and managers prepared more than 200 turkeys and mashed potatoes to distribute among visitors there and Venezuelan migrants on the banks of the Rio Grande.

Ismael Martinez, director of the shelter, told EFE: “The message we want to spread is hope, love each other, shake hands. We saw the happy faces of various migrants handing out food to the children, and it’s priceless to see their happiness.”

Yulisa Maldonado, one of the migrants of Honduran origin who helped with this task, commented: “I helped to prepare the food, it’s an unforgettable experience to help others, people like you, I feel joy and happiness that I can. support them.”

Another woman who joined the support is Reyna Maldonado, originally from Honduras, who commented: “It’s kind of nice to support because some migrants are out in the open, they’re hungry and cold, their situation is very difficult and we’re looking for them. To give hope that they can continue their hope of being able to move to the United States. ”

Daniel Santamía, a migrant of Venezuelan origin who benefited from this action, told EFE: “We are surprised that they also celebrate it here, we are very grateful and it gives us hope that we will be able to move to the United States. I can still go to that country. We thank Mexico, the people who reached out to us. ”

Venezuelan immigrants have remained at the border since the administration of United States President Joe Biden changed its immigration policy for citizens from the country on October 12. It was decided to expand the border deportation legislation, governed by regulations called Title 42, and began deporting Venezuelan citizens to Mexico.

The region is experiencing record migration flows to the United States, whose Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended an unprecedented number of more than 2.76 million undocumented immigrants in fiscal year 2022, a figure that includes significant increases in Cubans and detainees. Venezuelans.

Source: El Diario

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