Metropolis Americas Tijuana

BEYOND THE SUMMIT: PROMOTING MEXICO-CANADA COOPERATION ON BORDERS, REFUGEE ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT

SUMMARY

BEYOND THE SUMMIT: PROMOTING MEXICO-CANADA COOPERATION ON BORDERS, REFUGEE ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT

METROPOLIS aMERICAS mIGRATION pOLICY SUMMIT

When: December 1st - 2nd, Tijuana, Mexico.

Where: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), Tijuana, Mexico

To view the Spanish version, please click here.

Join the first in person Metropolis Americas Conference in Tijuana, MX on December 1st and 2nd.

Over the past decades, the Metropolis Institute has pursued research and supported policy deliberations on a wide spectrum of issues related to migration, integration and settlement within its dynamic multidisciplinary networks. On December 1st and 2nd, 2022, over 100 participants will gather in-person to launch the inaugural Metropolis Americas Forum. The transition from Metropolis North America to the Metropolis Americas Forum will begin with a Mexico-Canada conversation on borders, refugee admission and resettlement at the campus of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico.

The objective of this inaugural Forum is to explore the challenges of establishing legal pathways for refugee admission and resettlement, while examining the root causes of migration. Expertise and insights will be shared with colleagues around the migration-asylum continuum, while learning more about the current refugee situation in Mexico and at the border with the US.

The Metropolis Americas Forum will feature some twenty workshops and round tables over two days, combining Mexican and Canadian policymakers, civil society and researchers as well as counterparts from the state of California focusing on issues at the border(s).

Note: On the afternoon of December 2nd, there will be an organized visit to the border of Tijuana to help better understand the challenges encountered in refugee admission both at the city's reception centres and at the border with United States.

For additional information, e-mail emma.proux@acs-aec.ca.

PROGRAM

RegistraTion

Rates in USD*

Regular - 2 Days: $245 USD | Regular - 1 Day: $145 USD
NGO - 2 Days: $195 USD | NGO - 1 Day: $125 USD
Student - 2 Days: $95 USD | Student - 1 Day: $75 USD

*Please note that you will be charged in CAD.

*The amounts may vary depending on the exchange rate at the time you place your order.

Border visit tour

Friday, December 2, 2022.

14:00: Departure from El Colef.

14:15: Tour along the border wall in Playas de Tijuana.

15:15: Arrival at the Instituto Nacional de Migración facilities at the Tijuana-San Ysidro border in El Chaparral. Guided tour through the deportation process.

16:15: Stroll through the bridge overlooking the INM facilities, “El Bordo” (part of the US-Mexico border without a wall) and the city of Tijuana.

16:45: Arrival at either the Espacio Migrante or Movimiento 2000 shelters (TBD) and stroll through the outskirts of the Padre Chava shelter/community meal center.

17:30: Visit to the Salvation Army or Casa del Migrante shelters (TBD)

Book a hotel room

• Hotel Real Inn Tijuana

P.º de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Tel: +52 664 633 4000 | https://www.caminoreal.com/en/realinn/real-inn-tijuana

* Please note that we will provide transportation from the Hotel Real Inn to the venue in El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and vice versa.

• City Express Suites Tijuana Rio

Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 9589, Marron, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Tel: +528002489003 | https://www.cityexpress.com/suites/hoteles-mexico/baja-california/tijuana/rio

• City Express Tijuana Río

Dr. Atl 2282, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Tel: +52 800 248 9003 | https://www.cityexpress.com/express/hoteles-mexico/baja-california/tijuana/rio

• Fairfield Inn & Suites Tijuana

Blvd General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada No 10461, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 22010

Tel: +52 800 248 9003 | https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/tijfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-tijuana/overview/

• Fairfield Inn & Suites Tijuana

Blvd General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada No 10461, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 22010

Tel: +52 800 248 9003 | https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/tijfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-tijuana/overview/

• Fairfield Inn & Suites Tijuana

Blvd General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada No 10461, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 22010

Tel: +52 800 248 9003 | https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/tijfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-tijuana/overview/

Travel Tips

• Tijuana International Airport

You can use the Cross-Border Express to access the airport from San Diego.
https://www.crossborderxpress.com/en/

• check on visas or other documentation to cross

https://www.sandiego.org/articles/baja-california/crossing-the-us-mexico-border.aspx

• crossings and waiting times

Two crossings you can use to enter San Diego: the San Ysidro border crossing and the Otay Mesa crossing.

The border can be crossed by car or on foot. Depending on the day of the week and the time of day, it can be a long wait. Plan for that and make sure you have some food and water with you.  Here is a link https://bwt.cbp.gov/ to check the current wait times.

• More information

This article has more information:
https://wheretheroadforks.com/walking-across-the-border-to-tijuana/


Resumen

MÁS ALLÁ DE LA CUMBRE: PROMOVIENDO LA COOPERACIÓN MÉXICO-CANADÁ EN MATERIA DE FRONTERAS, ADMISIÓN Y REASENTAMIENTO DE REFUGIADOS

CUMBRE DE POLÍTICA MIGRATORIA DE METROPOLIS AMÉRICAS

Cuándo: 1 y 2 de Diciembre, Tijuana, México.

Dónde: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), Tijuana, México

Recomendaciones de hoteles: Hotel Real Inn, TijuanaHotel Real del Rio

Asista a la conferencia de Metropolis Américas, que se celebrará en persona el 1ro y 2do de Diciembre de 2022 en Tijuana, Mexico.

Durante las últimas décadas, el Instituto Metropolis ha investigado y apoyado las deliberaciones políticas sobre un amplio espectro de temas relacionados con la migración, la integración y el asentamiento dentro de sus dinámicas redes multidisciplinarias. Los días 1 y 2 de diciembre de 2022, más de 100 participantes se reunirán en persona para lanzar el Foro inaugural de Metropolis Américas. La transición de Metropolis Norte América al Foro de Metropolis Américas comenzará con una conversación México-Canadá sobre fronteras, admisión y reasentamiento de refugiados en el campus de El Colegio de la Frontera Norte en Tijuana, México.

El objetivo de este Foro inaugural es explorar los retos que plantea el establecimiento de vías legales para la admisión y el reasentamiento de refugiados, al tiempo que se examinan las causas fundamentales de la migración. Se compartirán experiencias y puntos de vista con colegas en torno al continuo migración-asilo, mientras se aprende más sobre la situación actual de los refugiados en México y en la frontera con los Estados Unidos.

El Foro de Metropolis Américas contará con unos veinte talleres y mesas redondas a lo largo de dos días, en los que se reunirán responsables políticos, sociedad civil e investigadores mexicanos y canadienses, así como homólogos del estado de California que se centrarán en los problemas de la frontera.

Nota: La tarde del 2 de diciembre se organizará una visita a la frontera de Tijuana para ayudar a comprender mejor los retos que se plantean en la admisión de refugiados tanto en los centros de acogida de la ciudad como en la frontera con Estados Unidos.

Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a emma.proux@acs-aec.ca.