Migrant children should not travel alone because they can face risks. It is necessary to raise funds for responsible accompaniment. New transfer units and accommodation centers are also necessary to allow mobility and safeguarding of the children that cross into our territory. Even when traveling with their families, it is often necessary to separate them to provide protection and serve their best interests.
Minors are also potential human beings and are subject to various forms of exploitation. That is why serving this sector is one of the priorities of Migratón®. Every time a migrant girl or boy is assisted on his return home, he tends to return to our country. This is the phenomenon that we want to highlight.
Let’s not allow a single child to journey without identity.
Children are the future of the world and also of the Migratón®.
Programs of Migratón Kids™
1. LABOR OF LOVE
By law, no underage migrant can be detained in Mexico. However, during 2016, more than 40,000 children were detained in the centers of the National Institute of Migration (INM) because the government is unable to guarantee free transit through Mexico now that the phenomenon of migrant children has been exacerbated.
The creators of Migratón® and its partner organizations have decided to contribute to the solution of this problem, offering a personalized protection network and productive activities* for the young ones that benefit the Migratón®.
* Sale of Migraton® retail products such as chewing gum, candy, chips, cigars, windshield wipers, etc.
2. EL CHAVO KITS
Aware of the rejection of Central American migrants, the Migratón® has proposed to promote their acceptance by society with a double strategy that benefits their image and at the same time reinforces the cultural values of our country.
As we all know, Mexico conquered the world with the figure of El Chavo del Ocho.
The Migratón®, together with the Teleprisa Foundation and the Mexican government, proposes to apply the taxes deducted by us, along with the donations collected from the population, to achieve the goal of delivering 8,000 Chavo del Ocho uniforms* and significantly improve the appearance of migrant children in the social imaginary. “El Chavo” managed to win the hearts of the whole world despite living in a barrel and dressing like a beggar — If he did that, why can’t we do the same with these abandoned children?
Given the enthusiasm generated by this initiative, the bus company Autobuses del Sur has a special offer: for each uniform you purchase, they will allow your “Chavo” to sell Migratón® products on their buses.
* While supplies last.
3. INM MAGIC WORLD!
The 40,000 migrant children who were rescued on Mexican soil in 2016 had to be lodged in the 54 accommodation centers* offered by the National Institute of Migration (INM). The Migratón® proposes transforming the current detention centers into lodging centers open to the imagination. Because fantasy is the privilege of childhood, the Migratón® has created the program INM MAGIC WORLD!
The Walt Ditzy Corporation has offered, at a very affordable price, the use of its charming images to beautify the facades of these centers, beautifying the dreams of thousands of kids and simultaneously relieving the restlessness of tourists who come to admire the beauty of our country every day.
*The government prefers not to use the term “detention”.
4. SÍ FLAGS: SAY YES TO YOUR IMAGINATION!
Many migrant children travel alone because their parents are already fully living the American Dream. When these little ones are rescued by immigration agents, the authorities give parents the opportunity to identify their children and begin the process of applying for refugee status in the United States.
However, these procedures can be complicated and take a few years. The Migratón® will offer management to the parents for the duration of the process from the origin to its possible resolution. This could include: facilitation of cross-border transport whenever necessary; precise information about the different incentives that the authorities require for the visa approval process; the filling of the 6 forms that make up the file for the beginning of the administration; agency in case one of the parents of the children is taken by kidnapper, trafficker or drug trafficker.
To encourage the children who live with the hope of being reunited with their families one day, the Sí Flags company will donate six daily passes so that the children, duly accompanied by INM agents, can enjoy seeing how Mexican children enjoy the amusement park and can imagine that they’re also participating in the fun.
* Brand new attractions of Sí Flags include:
- Clowns Without Borders
- La Montaña Rústica
- La Bestia KIDS!
- The Dead-End Labyrinth
- House of Broken Mirrors
- Fall into the Abyss
- The Castle of Formalities (wait in line only eight days – lunch and dinner while you wait!)