Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mexican Airlines bargains US $ 1 fine for illegal immigrants to come home


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Mexican Airlines Volaris offers US $ 1 fine to illegal immigrants who intend to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb the arrival of people from Central America.

For the ‘Reuniting Families’ program, announced Mexican Airlines Volaris last Thursday, targeted ‘help in reducing migrants’, the airline said on Twitter.

The offer is valid until June 30 and is open to Central Americans experiencing ‘extraordinary migrants’ situation and intends to depart from airports in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, both close to the US or Guadalajara border city.

Passengers should be prepared to accept ‘existing seating’ to take advantage of ultra cheap, excluding taxes. Mexican Airline said

The city charges an airport fee of US $ 45 for international flights.

Adult immigrants need to submit a unique identification document while minors need to show their passport or birth certificate.

The wave of Central American immigrants arrived in Mexico over the past few months following the left-back government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) who took office on December 1 to declare he would implement a more flexible immigrant policy.

Earlier, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the recent agreement with Washington to stop the flow of refugees to the United States.

Obrador said in a speech to a crowd of his compatriots in Tijuana, on the northern border of Mexico, that the agreement would protect migrants’ rights and maintain friendly relations with the United States.

However, the United States has recorded the majority of Central American immigrants raising in the country illegally, prompting increased tensions between the two countries.

Following the threat of President Donald Trump to implement tariffs on Mexican imports, both reached an agreement and Mexico enforced monitoring along its southern boundaries, besides raising the number of arrests and evictions of immigrants.

Read also: Trump announces expulsion of millions of migrants

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