About 1,500 Haitian immigrants had already joined the labor force in Mexicali after receiving a tax registration.

However, around 6,500 still miss having such registration, La Crónica newspaper reported.

Mexicali Family Development Agency Chairman Braulio Contreras said the immigrant project that finished back in March has only seven citizens from Haiti — mainly pregnant women and their children and spouses.

The city official said the authorities have negotiated with the state Department of Public Health in order to provide services to pregnant women.

The City has given Haitian immigrants a small cash amount and support to obtain documents in order to find a job and rent a home. So far, the city has recorded over 400 homes that have been rented by immigrants.

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