The massive departure of foreigners from Peru continues: more than 5 thousand migrants left the country through Tumbes

The massive departure of foreigners from Peru continues: more than 5 thousand migrants left the country through Tumbes
The massive departure of foreigners from Peru continues: more than 5 thousand migrants left the country through Tumbes

More foreigners, mostly of Venezuelan nationality, leave Peru through the Tumbes border. | Photo: Andina Agency.

This Wednesday, the Border Police reported that more foreign citizens they continue to leave the Peru after the maximum deadline for the corresponding processing of the Temporary Permanence Permit (PTP) and other government actions arranged to combat crime and informality of migrants in the Inca territory had expired.

According to PNP General Javier González Novoa, head of the Tumbes Police Front, from last November 11 to date The departure of 5,250 foreigners has been registeredmostly of Venezuelan nationality who are heading to their native country of Venezuela.

It is worth mentioning that, until less than a week ago, police authorities indicated that the number was around 400 migrants per day who left through the northern zone voluntarily, some heading to Ecuador.

Along these lines, he stated that the National Police (PNP) has been ensuring a safe and controlled return of foreigners who were unable to regularize their legal status in Peru.

The Police redoubled reinforcements and created a corridor to safeguard the safety of foreigners leaving Peru through the border area of ​​Tumbes. The majority intend to settle in Ecuador. | Photo: Andina Agency.

To facilitate the process, a safe corridor was established that goes from the Aguas Verdes terminal to the International Bridge in Zarumilla, Tumbes, where hundreds of foreigners voluntarily transit daily to leave Peru.

With the culmination of the period for regularization, the National Police intensified controls in the region to detect possible warrants or search orders by Interpol, as well as the presence of illegal weapons or contraband in the migrants’ luggage.

Police control on the country’s northern border has been strengthened thanks to the incorporation of 53 new vehicles assigned to the Tumbes Police Front in October, including 4×4 pick-up trucks, all-terrain motorcycles and ATVs, with a total value of S/ 2,778,240, which were distributed among the border surveillance posts in the region.

Official figures from Peru indicate that, until April 2023, the country is home to nearly 1.6 million foreigners, more than a million of them from Venezuelan origin.

Until November 10, the National Superintendency of Migration reported that approximately 214 thousand migrants had applied for the Temporary Permanence Permit, evidencing the considerable number that did not begin the documentary regularization process.

On November 10, queues and delays were reported at the Immigration offices to process the PTP – credit Paula Elizalde

In a recent meeting of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola announced the formalization of the Administrative Sanctioning Procedure (PAS), which will be applied to foreigners who did not complete the process of the aforementioned permit.

“Through the National Police of Peru, those people who do not have any accreditation within the national immigration system will be intervened. You can hold them for 24 hours to verify your identity, verify your documentation and then you will go through a immigration control. That is, it will carry out a verification of their immigration quality,” Otárola stated.

Mention how the Sanctioning Administrative Procedure (PAS) implemented for those who enter the country by circumventing immigration controls or carry out activities that compromise public and national security.

The decree makes official that, except in these cases, the ordinary administrative sanctioning process for other reasons of expulsion. In addition, the exceptional procedure provided includes a single hearing, which can be virtual or in person and must be carried out within 24 hours after the arrest by the National Police of Peru.

This also involves the development of the instructional and sanctioning phases, and everything will be documented in a record that will form part of the administrative file.

The Police capture foreign criminals in Peru. Photo courtesy: GEC.

– In the introductory phase, the alleged offender will be notified of the imposition of charges, summoning him to the single hearing, which concludes with the evaluation of his defenses and the recommendation of the corresponding sanction. During this phase, the alleged offender exercises his or her right to defense and due process in the single hearing, with the assistance of an interpreter if necessary.

– The sanctioning phase It begins after the signing of the instruction report of the Single Court and ends with the notification of the resolution of the Immigration sanctioning authority. If the commission of the infraction is confirmed, an immediate expulsion order will be issued, and the Police must initiate actions to execute the sanction.

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