Chile Expels 138 Migrants Stranded On The Bolivian Border
2021-02-11 | by CusiGO
Chile expelled 138 immigrants on Wednesday because of immigration tensions in northern Chile. 86 Venezuelan and Colombian citizens, wearing protective clothing No. 19, were escorted off the plane by police. Another 52 were deported by bus. Peru and Bolivia are part of the so-called corchane plan, which announced on Tuesday that Sebastian Pinera’s center right government is trying to send a zero tolerance signal to irregular immigrants.
Although the crisis came from far away places, it intensified after thousands of immigrants entered kolchane commune abnormally on February 1. Kolchane commune, a small town bordering Bolivia and Bolivia, has only 1700 residents, mainly of Amara’s descendants, and is nearly 2000 kilometers away from Santiago, They don’t have access to basic services like lighting, drinking water and sewers, or just a few hours. In addition, the crisis intensified after the deaths of two Venezuelans and Colombians, and was said to be caused by the low temperature in the area at 3600 meters above sea level, which is high during the day and below zero at night.
Javier Garc í a chocha, the mayor of the town, said in a statement to the country that the region was experiencing “a moment of collapse with 1800 immigrants”, which exceeded the total population of the region and led to an already lack of basic infrastructure (in addition) He added that this was to “meet the needs of those who have experienced human rights violations.”.
“This is a milestone because it is the first time such a large-scale administrative expulsion has been made in one day. They have not committed serious crimes, there are no families in Chile, they are not parents, there are no children here, and as the law says, they should be deported. ‘we want to send a very strong signal from this point that we have to order immigrants to move through our borders,’ interior minister Rodrigo Delgado explained.
Arriving in the region, accompanied by defense minister bardo prokurica and Prime Minister Andres allamande, Delgado said he would launch “a very intense overseas publicity campaign” to report on the measures being taken by the Chilean government. “Especially for those who enter illegally, it will be deportation,” he stressed.
At the same time, hundreds of immigrants are still stationed in kerkan, with no other choice. This is the case with Jes ú s Eduardo Garc í a, who, according to city government sources, began an immigration trip in Merida, Northwestern Venezuela, three and a half years ago to reunite with his family living in Chile. “As foreigners, we see that Chile is the most primitive and developed country in the world, and when you succeed in legalizing yourself, it offers you more opportunities,” he told the City Council News Department.
He said his journey was complicated. He first arrived in Peru, where he stayed for nearly three years, and due to the lack of opportunities for the coronavirus pandemic, he crossed Bolivia, where he hired a lumberjack, known as a truck, to bring immigrants through unauthorized channels into Chile. But when we got to dakorcan, everything became difficult: “food, weather, accommodation are a little difficult, because we don’t have any security.”
With the influx of immigrants, mayor Garcia krass called on the government to find a solution to the problem through diplomatic means. Reggio called the currency plan “a kind of spreading fireworks, just to bring obvious calm to the Chilean people in the face of an increasingly out of control crisis.”.
Meanwhile, Patricia Rojas, President of the Venezuelan Association in Chile, said the authorities “did not inform the deported immigrants of their rights.”. “They were not told they could apply to the courts of the country for protection or constitutional protection. “We are impressed by the speed of these administrative actions,” he told TVN.
The Pinera government’s bet has made Chile a regional rebel in Colombia, which seeks to legalize nearly one million Venezuelan undocumented immigrants already on its territory through a 10-year temporary protection status.
Macarena Rodr í Guez, chairman of the board of Jesuit immigration services, said on radio concertA, “Chile’s national response is impressive, As long as other countries like Colombia – which receives more people and has very important domestic issues – can look at this from a protection perspective. ”
Rodriguez stressed that these people “did not leave their country voluntarily, but because the conditions were very difficult and complex. They even made the decision to cross the plateau, desert, the whole continent on foot and risked their lives, Because for them, the chance of survival is greater than in the country of origin. “