Saturday 27 February 2021

Panama Let’s Them Pass, Nicaragua Blocks Them Passage, Costa Rica Has To Feed Them

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African migrants crossing into Costa Rica at the Paso Canoa border with Panama. Photo EFE

(Qcostarica) Panama let’s them pass, Nicaragua stops them from moving through their territory and moving north to their final destination, the United States, and Costa Rica has to feed them. That is the reality of the migrant situation facing the country as hundreds of African migrants amass at the northen border.

The Ministry of Security (Ministerio de Seguridad Publica – MSP) says it has unofficial information that Panama authorities are not impeding the African migrants from crossing into Costa Rica despite the police presence at the border control posts

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“We call attention due to the vulnerability that exists, especially on the Panamanian side. Foreigners with irregular immigration status pass without any filter,” explains a statement by the press office of the MSP.

At the northern border with Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas, unofficially up to 3,000 African migrants are held in tents. Costa Rica officials say they count is less than 1,000. Photo La Nacion
At the northern border with Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas, unofficially up to 3,000 African migrants are held in tents. Costa Rica officials say they count is less than 1,000. Photo La Nacion

MSP officials say the vulnerability on the south side (Panama border) allows the entrance of persons who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry into the country. So once again we warn that when detected we will proceed according to law.

Authorities in Costa Rica remind that all persons with proper immigration status can enter and leave the country by way of Paso Canoas without any problems.

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