The Subsecretariat of Migration Matters visited the recent camp of Belarusian, Indian, Uzbek, and Ukrainian citizens that has been set up in the San Ysidro border crossing due to the current Russia-Ukraine war.
In this camp there are approximately 23 people, 5 of them minors, waiting for their turn to request political asylum in the United States. It should be noted that 9 citizens of Ukraine have been allowed into the country on Monday March 14.
In previous weeks, a contact was established between Pedro Ramírez Campuzano, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Tijuana, who asked the state government for support in order to receive the population that are looking for political asylum in the US.
Because of this, shelters from the Integrating Migrant Center Carmen Serdán, as well as the Pro Libertad and Derechos Humanos en América shelters, were decreed, though they haven’t been used since people have instead opted to stay at the border crossing.
Communication was also established with the Language School of Universidad Autónoma de Baja California to work in cooperation, so as to bring interpretation services to these foreign citizens.
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