- AMLO, said that he proposed to his Joe Biden, the delivery of work visas to order the flow of migrants
- “We must not rule out the possibility that work visas are issued in Central America”
- “In Central America there is a great need and poverty has to act soon and invest”
According to the Efe Agency, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said this Friday that he proposed to the leader Joe Biden, the delivery of work visas to order the flow of Central American and Mexican migrants to US soil.
“We must not rule out the possibility of work visas being issued in Central America, in Mexico. There is a reality: labor is needed in the United States, the workforce for that economy to grow, ”López Obrador said at a ceremony in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
AMLO proposes work visas to Biden
“Why is the migration flow not ordered by handing out work visas?”, Asked the president, while saying that this “is an option, an alternative” that he has already proposed to the President Biden. “We celebrate his immigration policy and we welcome his commitment to regularize the situation of Mexicans who have been living and working for a long time in the United States,” he said.
Regarding the return of migrants from the United States to Mexico, AMLO affirms that his government is already working on this issue to find a solution. He recalled that a proposal that has been made to the US government to address the causes that force displacement is to support Central America and the south-southeast of Mexico.
“In Central America there is a lot of need and poverty”, Joe Biden
“They are procedures that take time, but we must accelerate the delivery of 4,000 million dollars that were offered for Central America as soon as possible, that they help these countries, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador,” he said.
He said that the states are affected by poverty but also by violence and are now very affected economically by the passage of the hurricanes that devastated their crops. “In Central America there is a lot of need and poverty has to act soon and invest,” he repeated about the approach he already made to Joe Biden. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
“Order the migratory flow”, AMLO
He argued that an expectation was created that with the change of government in the United States, better conditions would be created for migrants “the border was almost going to be opened to them,” he summarized, and this was taken advantage of by human traffickers.
He recalled that in January a group of 19 migrants, 16 Guatemalans and three Mexicans, were burned by criminal gangs in Tamaulipas and that is why Mexico must protect human rights. One way, he argued, is to order the migratory flow and “not open the southern border without taking into account that on the journey to the United States, migrants run many risks.” Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
Mexico and the United States agreed to seek “orderly, safe and regular migration”
On Tuesday, the countries of Mexico and the United States agreed to seek “orderly, safe and regular migration” amid a growing flow of Central Americans, political pressure in Washington and the Mexican claim for the coronavirus vaccine.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Roberta Jacobson, special assistant to President Biden for southern border issues, led a private meeting in Mexico City to address migratory transit from Central America, particularly unaccompanied minors. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
The requirements for work visas granted by Biden’s immigration reform
The ambitious reform that Biden and the Democrats have presented in Congress contemplates a ‘radical’ change to the visa system, but many wonder what will be the requirements for work visas under immigration reform?
Previously, Senator Latino and Democrat, Robert Menéndez and Representative Linda Sánchez introduced the long-awaited bill of more than 300 pages in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Thanks to this, we can now know in depth the details of the reform, which if approved, would benefit millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Immigration reform for the visa system
Each of the different visas that can be processed in the United States require specific documentation and procedures. Biden’s reform would increase the current country limits on immigration visas for family and work reasons.
The Biden reform contemplates a ‘radical’ change for H-4 visas and these are the requirements. According to the official website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCISThe main eligibility requirements currently are: being the husband or wife of an immigrant with the H-1B visa. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
Who are the new ‘lucky ones’?
If the immigration bill is approved, a reform for these H-4 visas would be contemplated and is that according to the legislative text, the children of an immigrant with the H-1B visa would now enter said program. However, the children should have accompanied or followed him to join said immigrant. In addition, “you can request and receive an extension of your status”, this “regardless of age.”
The foregoing, if the father maintains his status or if “the child was under 18 years of age when the status was granted for the first time,” states the reform. Additionally, currently certain H-1B immigrants who “seek employment-based legal permanent residence may be eligible to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year time limit.” Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
AMLO had already promised to negotiate with the United States.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) previously said that he hopes to negotiate with the United States more work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans. AMLO mentioned that “this new relationship with the United States government is on the right track,” reported AP.
López Obrador indicated that his government also wants “work visas for Mexico to be issued in the United States and that there also be work visas for Central American migrants.” A few months ago, the US government offered a limited number of H-2A visas for work in the field, the AP news agency noted. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
“Government will grant work visas to migrants”
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) offered that, upon assuming the position of President of the Republic, the Government will grant work visas to Central American migrants to work in Mexico. Faced with the advance of a caravan through Guatemala of 2,000 people seeking to enter the United States through Mexico, López Obrador affirmed this Wednesday that the use of force and deportation do not solve the phenomenon of migration.
Donald Trump, at that time threatened to cut aid funds to countries that allow the advance of the caravan, while warning that people who enter their country illegally will be detained and deported. “It is about giving options, alternatives, so that those who leave their villages in search of work, have job opportunities,” AMLO said at a conference in Tamaulipas. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
“We are going to offer employment, work, to Central American migrants”
“As of December 1, we in Mexico are going to offer employment, work, to Central American migrants; That is a plan that we have, that whoever wants to work in our country will have support, will have a work visa; we are seeing that, not addressing the issue only with deportations or force measures, but giving options, alternatives, “said AMLO a few months ago.
In the company of Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, the president-elect insisted that Mexico’s trilateral agreement with the United States and Canada should include support for Central American countries that benefit the population. Filed under Andrés Manuel López Obrador AMLO work visas migrant flow Joe Biden
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