Voces Mesoamericanas recognizes that migrating to another place is a right of all people, as well as an ancestral quality of our peoples. However, free, voluntary and informed migrations are not always allowed and are increasingly discouraged. Unfortunately, in one way or another, most current migrations actually involve forced displacement, a product of violence, impoverishment, inequality, unemployment, and other factors. Faced with this, we demand the dignity of migration in its deepest sense, that is, in conditions of full respect for our human rights, labor, and citizens, and access to justice. Likewise, staying in our communities is also a right, which will be fulfilled by having access in a dignified and sufficient way to food, health, education, employment, justice, and all our rights in general, always respecting our ways of understanding life, and in balance with our territories, environment and diverse identities.
For the excercise of our rights as migrant peoples!
For justice and equality for migrants, their families, and their communities in Chiapas!
Advocay and Protection of Migrant Rights
- Comprehensive Care for Vulnerable Migrants and their Families
- Disappeared Migrants
- Migrant Children and Youth
- Migrant Day Laborers
- Legal Procedures and Information
- Forensic Data Bank For Missing Migrants
- Committee of Family Members of Disappeared Migrants Junax ko´tanti
Activation of comprehensive protocols and routes for strategic advocacy and protection, under a psycho-juridical approach, for migrants who, during their travel, in the workplace or on their return are in a delicate situation, for example: detentions and imprisonment, hospitalizations and health problems, legal issues because of a breach of contract by their employer, and deaths, human rights violations, among others.
Activation of localization services and governmental and non-governmental protection to migrants who are in the United States or other states of Mexico, restoration of family communication, and processing of paperwork and procedures through government offices.
Support in the procedures for transportation transfer of sick people and some family; Search for financial support for medical care and / or medicines.
Information and advice on the steps to file a complaint against employers who abused the rights of migrant workers; Process of adquiring migrant workers' pensions for injuries.
Support in the search for resources and procedures for the transfer of a body in case of death; Establishment of communication with government offices to monitor the case of the deceased; Emotional support to families of the deceased.
Missing migrants are those who left for another state in our country or for the United States, and for reasons we do not know, they stopped communicating with their families. This can be due to the risks that exist during the trip (kidnappings, detentions, accidents) and up to the moment of crossing the border (roads through the deserts or mountains) among other causes. Circumstances in which the State has an obligation to protect and guarantee the rights of migrants.
Searching in prisons, migratory centers, shelters, hospitals, morgues and forensic medical centers.
Activation of the search mechanisms for deceased persons through the Forensic Data Bank on Non-Localized Migrants.
Advice and support throughout the search process.
They are minors under 18 years of age who, for different reasons, left for other states of the country or for the United States; Some travel accompanied by a relative or coyote, but on other occasions they travel alone.
These minors are exposed to more dangers along the way and in the place of destination, as they do not have enough experience to defend themselves against abuse by strangers or authorities, this lack of experience makes them victims of deception that can result in being detained or in serious problems. Likewise, they are more easily victims of trafficking.
Restablecimiento de la comunicación entre el menor, su madre y padre.
Restore communication between the child and his or her parents.
Search in hostels for minors, detention centers, and migratory centers.
Procedures with institutions to expedite the return of children to their communities.
Psychosocial care for migrant children, adolescents and their families
They are people who, at regular intervals (6 months to 1 year), go to work in agricultural fields in the north of the country, for example: Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California, or to construction works and tourist services in places like Cancun, Playas del Carmen and Cozumel and Nayarit.
Most day laborers do not have formal contracts of employment; Their workdays go over the 8 hours allowed by law and are not given overtime pay, nor do they have health services. They also suffer from other situations of abuse and exploitation, harassment, extortion, and threats.
Servicios - Services:
Advise in processes of labor lawsuits because of accidents, deceit, breach of contract, and others.
Training in the promotion and defense of labor and social rights.
There are many doubts that are generated by migration:
How to go about getting a passport?
My son or daughter was born in the United States and I want to legalize their documents in Mexico.
I live in United States and need a document from Mexico.
What are the biggest dangers of the trip?
What are temporary work visas?
Support with migration paperwork and procedures in Mexico and the United States (passports, visas, temporary permits).
Support with requests for official documents for Mexicans: birth certificate, CURP, and others.
Information about the dangers of migration and the location of shelters or support centers for migrants.