Zacatecas, Zac.- The Zacatecano Migrant Secretariat (SEZAMI) has the “Silver Heart” program, which is intended for the delivery of visas to adults over 60 years of age who have undocumented relatives in the United States. Iván Reyes Millán, head of this agency, reported that they are completing the work this year, concluding the year with 363 people assisted.
On the other hand, 265 older adults were benefited with tourist visas, which represents around 70 percent of people who were able to reunite with their families for the upcoming December holidays.
Reyes Millán mentioned that it has been a quite successful program that has been replicated in other states and the investment injected during the year was 500 thousand pesos to transport older adults to the consulates.
On the other hand, he announced that they are focusing on the return of countrymen to Zacatecas with the operations for the December holidays and the migrant caravans, where up to 200 vehicles are estimated. Regarding the issue of emigration in municipalities that have been abandoned for deciding to move to the United States, the secretary mentioned that the number has decreased this year:
“On this issue the numbers are always going to be very variable, there is an immigration that is not just from Zacatecas, but from all of Mexico, it is already an emigration that has already decreased.”