Marcelo Ebrard, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, revealed plans for a meeting scheduled on June 30th between Mexican authorities and community leaders. The purpose of this gathering is to develop an action strategy to counter anti-immigrant and racist initiatives and laws in the state of Florida.
During his visit to the state, the foreign minister held a meeting with a group of 1,200 Mexican farm workers.
During the meeting, Ebrard emphasized the need to find ways to protect the Mexican community residing in Florida. He expressed concerns about an upcoming law in the state that could potentially lead to abuses against the community.
Evaluation of Mexican Migrant Protection Policies Set for June 30th, Announces Ebrard
Furthermore, Ebrard announced that on June 30, there will be an evaluation of the progress made in implementing policies for the protection of Mexican migrants in the United States.
“We will assess the progress made in the 2021-2024 action plan that we developed in collaboration with the community and various agencies. We have been invited to be here, and we are pleased to participate,” he asserted.
The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has championed a law aimed at addressing irregular migration in the state.
The law, which has already been passed by the state congress, includes provisions stating that individuals involved in the illegal transportation of immigrants could face up to five years in prison and a fine of five thousand dollars.
Ebrad Urges Migrant Entries from Venezuela Raises Alarm as Title 42 Nears Its End
In the last weeks before that finish the title 42, personnel from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had been carrying out these expulsions three times a day, as approximately 30,000 migrants, mostly from Venezuela, have entered the United States through this area since mid-April. This figure is significantly higher compared to the 1,700 migrants encountered by Border Patrol agents during the first two weeks of that month.