Mexico City becomes ‘work from home’ haven for US expats, but locals are getting priced out

08723/2022

Source: CNN

It’s not hard for locals to understand the appeal of relocating from the United States to Mexico City.

“It’s pretty, their money is worth more here, they can live in a house or apartment that’s really nice and big, create a better life,” Fernando Bustos Gorozpe said. “But it’s not as though there’s an interest to participate and understand the local culture here.”

Bustos Gorozpe is a university professor who was born and raised in Mexico City. He noticed the trend of American expats traveling to Mexico’s capital accelerated with Covid-19, since Mexico had fewer border restrictions than other countries. 

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Las claves del fin del ‘Quédate en México’: más de 5.000 afectados y temor por una mayor ola migratoria

08/10/2022

Fuente: El País

El presidente Joe Biden ha suspendido por segunda vez el polémico programa migratorio bautizado como Quédate en México, que obligaba a miles de migrantes a esperar sus audiencias judiciales para obtener asilo en Estados Unidos del lado mexicano de la frontera. El fin de la medida, creada en 2019 por la Administración de Donald Trump, fue informado este martes por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional. El anuncio llega después de un fallo judicial que puso fin al debate de una propuesta que fue una de las banderas de campaña de Biden.

La decisión ha despertado el debate de cómo puede afectar al ya asediado sistema migratorio mexicano, que enfrenta una época con las cifras más altas que ha visto en su historia. A quién afecta, cómo y cuáles pueden ser las consecuencias son algunas de las dudas que se abren en el nuevo escenario. 

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EU elimina programa ‘Quédate en México’, que obliga a migrantes a esperar en el país

Fuente: Milenio

09/08/2022

El Departamento de Seguridad Interior de Estados Unidos anunció que pondrá fin al programa Quédate en México, el cual exige a los buscadores de asilo esperar en nuestro país mientras sus solicitudes se resuelven en la justicia. El anuncio se dio luego de que un juez levantara una orden judicial que impedía al gobierno de Joe Biden eliminar la política también llamada Permanecer en México.

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Fifty Bodies in Truck Due to Ongoing US-Mexico Border Militarization

Source: InSight Crime

Date: 06/29/2022

As many as 50 migrants have been found dead inside a sweltering hot tractor trailer found about 150 miles north of the US-Mexico border, underscoring how the continued militarization of this border region fuels unauthorized migration and death.

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard confirmed in a June 28 tweet that at least 22 Mexican nationals were among the 51 migrants local officials reported were found dead inside a tractor trailer in southwest San Antonio, Texas, one day earlier.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said during a June 27 press conference that a nearby worker heard cries for help, went to investigate and found the trailer’s doors partially open with a number of deceased individuals inside.

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Mexico issues 7,000 temporary documents to migrants in south

06/13/2022

Source: ABC News

Mexico’s migration agency has issued nearly 7,000 temporary documents and transit visas over the last few days to members of a migrant caravan which by Saturday had broken up in southern Mexico.

Hundreds of people were heading north in buses while others were spread out over various towns north of Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, resting or waiting to receive money from relatives to continue their trip to the United States.

In its statement, the Mexican migration agency did not specify what kind of documents were issued but most of the migrants showed papers that gave them a period of one month or more to leave the country or begin regularization procedures in Mexico. Most want to use the documents to reach the U.S. border.

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Government expands role of military; gives army, navy full control over customs

05/26/22

Source: Mexico News Daily

The military now has full control of customs after the federal government’s publication of a new decree.

President López Obrador had already given control of most of the nation’s land and maritime customs offices to the army and navy but a presidential decree expands their powers.

The military now has exclusive responsibility for inspecting goods entering the country via land borders, ports and airports.

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A New Surge of Ukrainians at U.S. Border

Date: April 6, 2022

Source: New York Times

TIJUANA, Mexico — More than 2,000 Ukrainians have made their way to the U.S. border from Mexico over the past 10 days, joining desperate migrants from around the world in what officials expect could become a major border surge as pandemic restrictions are lifted and the continuing fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reaches America’s shores.

The sudden arrivals in Tijuana present an immediate challenge to U.S. border officials, who are already bracing for a flood of unauthorized migration from countries such as Honduras and Haiti when the United States eases its emergency Covid-19 border rules next month. Now, the United States must also find a way to accommodate thousands of people fleeing a murderous Russian invasion halfway around the world.

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Mexico formally unveils new visa requirements for Venezuelans

01/06/2022

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Mexico on Thursday formally announced new visa requirements for visitors from Venezuela in the government’s official gazette, as part of efforts to curb a sharp increase in unlawful immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The new requirements published by the interior ministry, which will take effect in 15 days, come as Mexico attempts to curb the number of people from South and Central America trying to enter the United States illegally via its territory.

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Mexico Says Planned U.S. Tax Breaks for Electric Vehicles Risk Fueling Migration

Source: Wall Street Journal

MEXICO CITY—A U.S. proposal to give tax credits to Americans who buy U.S.-built electric vehicles threatens to hurt Mexico’s industry and spur illegal migration to the U.S., Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier said Thursday.

She suggested the proposal could jeopardize bilateral cooperation in controlling the flow of migration.

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Justice Department breaks off settlement talks with families separated at US-Mexico border

Source: CNN

The Justice Department has informed attorneys representing separated migrant families that it will cease settlement negotiations and is ready to go back to court, according to an attorney representing families.

The news comes after the White House came under political pressure following news of the talks and potential payments — of up to $450,000 — to families became public, but it was not immediately clear why the Justice Department ceased negotiations.

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