"No doubt this phenomenon occurs more here on the border, where expulsions are on the rise along with the emigration of those who come from Central America, driven by insecurity or poverty in which these countries live", said His Exc. Mgr. Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía, Bishop of Matamoros, before the increase of migrants at the border and in the border town.
"The main challenge for the authorities in Matamoros is to
have the necessary resources to meet the possible mass expulsions that
could arise", he added.
The note sent to Fides reports that the Diocese of Matamoros is working
hard with two houses for migrants and an information center.
stressed that the main challenge for the coming months is to check
resources and spaces that are needed to accommodate the community of
those expelled that could arrive in this border city.
"We need more
efforts, to work together with the authorities, everyone, civil society,
religious organizations and others who want to help, seeking the
well-being of migrants and their families", the statement concludes.
According to information from the local press, this border city is
prepared to handle a considerable flow of people who will have to return
to Mexico in the coming weeks.