Immigration News Today 6 May 2024

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The program for Salvadorans that allows them to obtain temporary employment abroad How to apply?

La Prensa Grafica - May 3, 2024

El Salvador offers a labor migration program that allows Salvadoran citizens to access temporary jobs abroad, mainly in the United States, Canada and Costa Rica. This program, managed by the Ministry of Labor, promotes regular and safe migration, at no cost to applicants. Interested parties must meet several requirements such as being of legal age, being in good health, not having a criminal record, and demonstrating work experience. The application is made online through the program's official website, where candidates must register and complete a detailed form with their personal and professional information.

USCIS Honors Employees During Public Service Recognition Week

USCIS - May 6, 2024

During Public Service Recognition Week 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrated its workforce, highlighting their daily commitment to America's promise as a welcoming nation. Director Ur M. Jaddou highlighted the importance of this annual event to thank federal and local employees for their public service. In addition, the growth of USCIS since its founding in 2003, reaching more than 21,000 employees by 2024, was emphasized. During this week, several activities were held to encourage internal recognition and the Director's Awards were announced to celebrate extraordinary achievements.

Secretary of State Blinken travels to San Francisco for the RSA Conference and to Guatemala for the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection Ministerial Meeting.

U.S. Department of State - May 5, 2024

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will attend the RSA Conference in San Francisco and lead the U.S. delegation to the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection Ministerial Meeting in Guatemala. During these events, Blinken will highlight advances in migration management and strengthen international cooperation in emerging technologies and biotechnology. He will also meet with President Bernardo Arevalo and other leaders to discuss a safer and more prosperous hemisphere, underscoring the importance of a proactive approach to cybersecurity and human rights.

Blinken to travel to Guatemala to participate in regional migration conference

Voice of America - May 5, 2024

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will participate in the regional meeting on migration in Guatemala, where he will address the importance of orderly and humane migration management. Blinken will also meet with regional leaders to discuss the expansion of legal channels and the integration of migrants and refugees. The event falls under the framework of the Los Angeles Declaration, committing to improve the safety and dignity of migrants and address the root causes of migration in Latin America.

U.S. blocks visas to Colombian executives for transporting migrants in an irregular manner

La Opinión - May 6, 2024

The U.S. government, under the Biden administration, has imposed visa restrictions on executives of Colombian shipping companies accused of facilitating irregular migration to the U.S. The sanctions are aimed at preventing the exploitation of migrants and the operation of illegal routes. The State Department emphasizes that these measures are part of a broader policy to eradicate abusive practices and ensure accountability for those who profit from the vulnerability of migrants.

What to do if you are selected for the second part of the 2025 Visa Lottery

Univision - May 5, 2024

In the 2025 visa lottery, those who are shortlisted must follow specific instructions from the State Department to continue in the process, which will award 55,000 green cards. It is crucial that participants keep their unique participation number, as it is necessary to verify their status on the lottery's official website. The process underscores the importance of complying with all the established phases, as any error may result in automatic disqualification. This year, the verification window opened on May 4 and the results will affect thousands of applicants globally.

White House adds Argentine expert to its ranks to try to curb immigration

La Opinión - May 4, 2024

Blas Núñez-Neto, an Argentine immigration policy expert, has joined the White House advisory team as part of President Joe Biden's efforts to address migration at the U.S. southern border. His addition seeks to strengthen asylum policies and better manage deportations, especially to Venezuela. Núñez-Neto will also help promote bipartisan agreements to improve border security and overall immigration policies.

How migrants from Asia, Europe and Africa are changing the face of human trafficking to the U.S.

Telemundo News - May 4, 2024

The migration landscape at the southern border of the United States has changed dramatically, with a significant increase in migrants from Asia, Europe and Africa. This phenomenon, driven by the pandemic and the expansion of transcontinental smuggling networks, reflects a shift in global migration patterns. Smuggling networks, supported by digital technology, facilitate complex routes through multiple countries, exacerbating challenges to the U.S. immigration system. Increasing numbers of migrants from distant regions, such as China and India, and the opening of new routes through the Darien Gap, highlight the evolution of a more globalized and complex migration crisis.

Square Hotel on Broadway converted into a shelter for immigrants

Tiempo Latino - May 06, 2024

The Square Hotel on Broadway, once an icon of New York theater, has been transformed into a shelter for immigrants, reflecting a profound change in the face of New York's immigration crisis. This hotel, now overseen by the National Guard, fits the needs of a city struggling with the continued influx of migrants. The conversion of landmarks into temporary housing highlights the economic and social stresses generated by mass migration, and the city invests significantly in maintaining these spaces as emergency shelters.

Shelter 'gives light' to LGBTI migrants on Mexico's main border with the U.S.

El Diario NY - May 5, 2024

Casa de Luz, located in Tijuana, has established itself as a key shelter for LGBTI migrants facing discrimination and violence. This space offers a safe sanctuary, highlighting the need to protect vulnerable communities in transit. The shelter, which has endured challenges from hostile immigration policies to local aggressions, symbolizes the ongoing struggle for acceptance and safety of LGBTI migrants on their way to a better life.

Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry reports 46 migrants abandoned on Mexican highway

El Diario NY - May 4, 2024

The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry confirmed that 46 Ecuadorians were abandoned on a highway in Veracruz, Mexico. These individuals were part of a larger group of 407 migrants in an irregular situation, who were traveling in buses before being left to their fate by the drivers. Fortunately, the Ecuadorians are in good health and have received assistance from Mexican authorities and have been transferred to appropriate shelters. This incident highlights the dangers and precariousness faced by migrants on their journey to reach better opportunities.

Irregular migration triples in Mexico during the first quarter of 2024

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

The number of irregular migrants detected in Mexico during the first quarter of 2024 has increased by 200% compared to the previous year, reaching almost 400,000 people. This increase has put the spotlight on migration policies and security along the routes to the United States.

Violent operation on the roofs of the 'La Bestia' train in Mexico denounced

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

A police operation on the rooftops of Mexico's 'La Bestia' train has sparked controversy following the release of a video showing uniformed officers beating migrants. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, which has raised concerns about the treatment of migrants using the route.

Immigration agent in Mexico is filmed assaulting immigrant on 'La Bestia' train

Univision News - May 5, 2024

A violent incident was captured on video on the 'La Bestia' train in Zacatecas, where an agent of the National Migration Institute was seen beating a migrant with a stick. This act has raised concerns about the treatment of migrants passing through Mexico en route to the United States.


Celebrate Hispanic graduation at the University of Arizona

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

The University of Arizona has celebrated the graduation of thousands of Hispanic students, highlighting the achievement of Diana Lara among others. The graduates expressed their pride and gratitude for the support of their families and the opportunity to represent the Hispanic community in the United States.

Agriculture and these others are the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

A recent study reveals that agriculture, along with activities in forestry, hunting, fishing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, are the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. during 2022, with a record of nearly 5,500 occupational fatalities.

FBI issues alert to increase in digital scams

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

The FBI has issued an alert due to a significant increase in digital scams, with losses totaling more than $3.4 billion. Adults over the age of 60 have been identified as the most vulnerable group. Specific tips are offered to avoid becoming a victim of these cybercrimes.

California police officers will not be able to detain a person just because he avoided contact with them

Univision News - May 5, 2024

The California Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot stop someone simply because they avoided interacting with officers. This ruling seeks to protect civil rights and has drawn mixed reactions, especially criticism from the Los Angeles Police Protective Union.

Texas extreme border checks on trucks with containers coming from Mexico

Univision News - May 5, 2024

Carriers and business owners are reporting significant delays at the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso due to intense inspections of container trucks coming from Mexico. This increase in inspections is affecting the flow of trade, especially in the transportation of vital raw materials to the United States.

Jalisco avocado growers work hard to ensure that their fruit is not missing

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

Avocado growers in Jalisco face challenges in meeting high market demand, especially during the Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States. Production struggles to distribute more than 15,200 tons of avocados, a figure only compared to demand during the Super Bowl.

First Chinese shopping mall opens in Nicaragua

DW English - May 5, 2024

Following the entry into force of the China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement in January 2024, the first Chinese commercial center has been inaugurated in the Nicaraguan capital. This event marks a milestone in the trade relationship between the two countries, allowing the circulation of Chinese products free of tariffs.

Salvadoran Congress approves changes to facilitate constitutional reforms

Telemundo News - May 5, 2024

The Congress of El Salvador, controlled by the New Ideas party, has approved modifications that simplify the process of reforming the Constitution. These changes have generated concern among opponents, who see them as an attack on the country's democracy.

More than 88,000 people have to leave their homes because of flooding

DW English - May 5, 2024

Unprecedented water levels have been recorded in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, forcing more than 88,000 people to evacuate their homes. More than 3,000 military, firefighters and brigade members are active in the rescue of isolated people and the search for missing persons.

Artificial intelligence: the hidden climate cost

DW English - May 5, 2024

Although artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to find effective solutions to climate change and reduce environmental impact, this technology has a hidden cost. Its high energy demand can exacerbate environmental problems, especially affecting the most vulnerable communities.


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