The hiring of Haitian immigrants by private companies has faced a significant problem as the Mexican government has failed to issue tax registration.

Mexicali Mayor Norma Bustamante said this has also stopped the city from releasing immigrants from local shelters.

The Mayor called state and federal authorities to massively register immigrants.

City shelters house over 2,300 immigrants who wait to obtain asylum in the US after the administration was forced by judicial ruling to reinstall the so-called Migrant Protection Protocol.

According to the Mayor, the Mexican Department of the Treasury and the Tax Administration System has delayed issuing tax registration to immigrants– a problem that has prevented immigrants from getting a job.

City officials said a San Quintín company sought to hire 200 workers but was unable to do so due to the lack of tax registration.

The Mayor expects to close shelters after immigrants get their registration.

Close to 700 Haitian immigrants had left shelters after getting all their documents to rent a home and getting a job.

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