With the assistance of 65 representatives of organizations that group Mexican migrants in the United States, the Binational Force Migrant Council was set up, which set as its first objective, to require candidates to participate in the 2020 elections, an urgent immigration reform.
The formation of the council coincided with the signing of the modifications to the T-MEC and its members expressed the urgency of starting their work due to the imminent start of the electoral campaigns towards the election of November 3, 2020.
Mexican businessman Jaime Lucero was elected leader of the Migrant Force and in a telephone interview with Notimex, said that the priority is to generate a culture of voting to gather at least 10 million Mexican votes.
The votes allow the migrant movement to sit down and negotiate with the candidates the reform that benefits the more than 38 million Mexicans living in the United States.
"First we want immigration reform, for the last three years there was the last one." There is a completely broken immigration system and the ones who suffer the most are Mexicans, "he said.
He also notes that there has been no adjustment to the reform, which is urgent and necessary. It is the first on the list of actions, explained the Mexican businessman of poblano origin, who emigrated to the United States in 1974.
The Binational Migrant Force Council is made up of 11 commissions and in its first session, held this Wednesday in New York, it decided to give priority to civic education.
The matter would increase the number of Mexican voters in the United States in 2020 and in 2021 in Mexico, when they will seek to issue 10 million migrant voter credentials.
“California concentrates most of the organizations, there was a diverse participation, from Jalisco, Nayarit, Michoacán, Zacatecas and Puebla, who also work in Texas, Utah, Arkansas and Chicago.
We are currently working on the design of strategies to start working immediately, we don't have much time, ”Jaime Lucero reported.
The Binational Force Migrant Council agreed that it will be a self-financing body, the members of the board of directors will not be able to aspire to a position of popular election until two years after finishing their management.
The leadership will last six years with the possibility of being re-elected twice. The changes in the board of directors will be outdated to maintain continuity and the work will not be interrupted when changing members.
"It has to be from migrants to migrants, with our language and someone from outside will not be allowed to come to organize because they do not understand the process of being a migrant from the beginning," he said.
For the first time we migrants will have the helm of where we want to go with these organizations, ”concluded Jaime Lucero.