Mexican Senate endorses Borders Act
The president of the legislative working group, Rafael Diaz Ochoa said the law would be applied “in the air, land, river and sea”
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 14. – The Committee on Border Affairs Northern Zone Senate approved the report by establishing the Boundaries Act, to generate the orderly management of the problems being experienced in the northern border.
The president of the legislative working group, Rafael Diaz Ochoa said the law would be applied “in the air, land, river and sea,” as Mexican citizens and foreigners’ residence and transit in Mexican border areas. “
The National Action Party (PAN) Senator added that the law is to “establish a general system that promotes progress in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, with full respect for human rights and guarantees of its inhabitants. “
At the meeting of the committee, the senators agreed to ask the federal executive to establish a Commission for Border Affairs, which would be “an important tool to address all the issues that converge in the border regions of the country.”
In this regard, Ochoa Diaz explained that the commission would be represented by the federal government, through the state departments concerned, state and municipal authorities, as well as a city council composed of members of civil society.
The federal legislature by the state of Baja California reported that the proposal was submitted by the Association of Mayors of Northern Border.