SLEEPING ON THE STREETS: A PERSPECTIVE OF MIGRATION IN THE BORDER OF REYNOSA TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO

CYNTHIA MARISOL VARGAS OROZCO

Abstract:

This exploratory study describes the main problems that the migrants face when sleeping and living in the streets of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. In order to make visible the living conditions of migrants in street situation once they have been deported or have arrived in the city looking to cross into the United States, an interview was structured and 8 people were found in the streets near the international bridge Reynosa-Hidalgo and near the lodging houses for migrants. As a result, the number of migrants arriving in the city exceeds the capacity of the assistance houses to accommodate all migrants who need it, as well as the intention of the people to return to the United States and the lack of economic resources to pay again to cross illegally or return to their places of origin. This situation results in migrants sleeping on the streets, alleys and makeshift houses, exposing themselves to aggressions by structural elements of the State and local criminal groups.

Keywords:
migration, border, homeless, sleeping on the streets

DOI: 10.52950/SS2020.9.1.007

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APA citation:
CYNTHIA MARISOL VARGAS OROZCO (2020). SLEEPING ON THE STREETS: A PERSPECTIVE OF MIGRATION IN THE BORDER OF REYNOSA TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO. International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. IX(1), pp. 113-131. , DOI: 10.52950/SS2020.9.1.007


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