Excuse the poor translation. Me no peeky panish.

El Universal

The politics of Mexico towards “the migrant brothers of Central America is barbarism. There isn’t another description!”, indicated the priest Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, upon being referred to the beating that federal agents gave to the undocumented migrants last week. “They hit us as they hit the seals in Canada”, Rose Elba said yesterday, illegal foreigner that testified what took place in the community Las Palmas, Niltepec.

Upon boarding the bus that transferred them to the capital of the country to meet with the agent of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Cecilia Romero, the priest emphasized that “the brutality against the illegals has grown this year”.

Solalinde, appointed defender of the undocumented Central American migrants by the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate (CEM), recalled that the last operation to stop the flow of migrants have been carried out with cruelty”.

“The testimony of the migrants that escaped the beating and the pursuit from the last operation carried out in Las Palmas is serious and very delicate. They related that they were struck with sticks and submitted to the hot land”, he added.

This operation, performed on Monday of last week in the most absolute stealth, “as if it was a matter of fighting terrorists, is not the first one, because in this year, Migration (INM) increased its abusive and violent actions”, he detailed.

Yesterday, before going to Mexico City, Solalinde officiated a mass in the House of the Migrant one built in Ixtepec City. In the ceremony, several central americans related how they were struck with cruelty that day, which this newspaper published the photos on Saturday’s paper.

“My brother, who could not run towards the hill, was struck, they threw him in the hot land and they crushed his head and face against the floor, then they freed him only until he bled from the mouth and the nose”, related Rosa Elba.

“Why is Migration and the police officers treating us worse than an animal?”, he asked. He immediately compared: “They hit us as they hit the seals in Canada”, he said.

It is with shame and sadness that Mexico, whose authorities demand a worthy humane treatment of our contrymen in the northern border, to apply that politics of barbarism in the southern border, questioned the priest.

The priest, who has received death threats on the part of people who kidnap and extort central americans, reported: “On Friday we meet with the secretary of Government, Juan Camilo Mouriño”.

He explained that the leaders of the Pastorale of Human Mobility of the Mexican Episcopate, headed by the archbishop of Tijuana, Rafael Romo Muñoz, asked that they cease the abuses against the migrants.

“We presented him a report where we document that the abuses against the central american brothers have grown”, indicated. And emphasized that “not even children that travel alone have been saved from the brutal beatings”.

The interviewed added that due to the violent actions of the INM, “many migrants, that have taken the train, have fallen out of exhaustion”.

The leader for the Pastorale of Human Mobility of the region of the Mexican southeast said that today he will meet with the agent of the INM, Cecilia Romero, to invite her to travel along the train that migrants use.

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