4,000 migrants found formal work in Tijuana in 2021: ACNUR


By: Octavio Fabela/


TIJUANA.- Last year, 4,000 migrants, mostly from the Haitian community, managed to find formal jobs in the city of Tijuana, although there is underemployment and informal work, it is still not possible for institutions to determine the number of migrants. that are in these conditions.


In an interview, René Argüelles, Associate of Durable Solutions of the ACNUR, explained that the problems with the procedures before the Tax Administration Service and the ignorance of some businessmen have complicated people’s access to a formal job.


Likewise, he explained that although the problem with the appointments of the Tax Administration Service (SAT) is something that affects all Mexicans, the migrant community, particularly complicated being able to access a formal job, due to the lack of that requirement prevented hiring in work centers that required their service.


Added to this situation, he added, was the fact that many employers were unaware of the possibility of being able to hire migrants who only have a humanitarian asylum letter or visa, although this situation has been resolved through dialogue, mainly with the maquiladora industry. 


For his part, he regretted that there have been cases of labor abuse against migrants, he assured that they have been few and he did not know how many have been attended by the ACNUR.


According to the ACNUR official, the largest number of migrants who have been involved in the Baja California labor market are of Haitian origin, followed by Hondurans and in the case of Tijuana, there are of various nationalities due to the dynamics of this city.


It should be noted that, on May 23, 24, and 25, the “Employment and Opportunities Fair” was held in a hybrid manner, in which 25 thousand vacancies were offered. 


The job fair was open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the esplanade of the municipal palace and virtually on the page


The Secretary of Economic Development (SEDETI), Alejandro Mungaray Lagarda, stressed that the border city is not only a flow of people in the context of mobility but transit for their passage to the United States in search of political asylum and job opportunities.


In this sense, this initiative sought to implement support for people who have not yet managed to enter the neighboring country and decided to settle in the city, through vacancies for national or foreign migrants provided by SEDETI with the support of the Directorate of Attention to the Migrant.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial