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Migration Regularization: 4 prevailing challenges in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

An IOM study found 57 active regularization initiatives in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Of these, 24 had been created explicitly for people in irregular status, while the rest benefited them tangentially by allowing them to present their documentation. Despite these advances, the study identified four major challenges that must be addressed in the coming years to ensure better migration management in the region.

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IOM and migration sign agreement to build the first policy on human mobility in Guatemala

Guatemala City. The Guatemalan Institute of Migration (IGM) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a cooperation agreement to build a public policy on human mobility in Guatemala, the first of its kind that will promote an orderly, safe and regular management of migration, encourage socioeconomic development through migration and ensure respect for the human rights of migrants.

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Municipal Office of Local Economic Development, in coordination with the Directorate of Women, the Municipal Directorate of the Elderly and the Municipal Directorate of Access to Information, San Marcos, San Marcos

Assistance, attention to the population, guidance, information, referral of cases, training, etc.

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Campaign launched in Mexico to strengthen labor rights and regularization of Guatemalan migrants

Government institutions in Mexico and Guatemala presented a campaign conducted in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to boost the use of the Border Worker Visitor Card (TVTF), which has served to regularize more than 50,000 Guatemalans in southern Mexico since 2016, but whose use has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic years.

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Think twice 2021

Are you looking for a chance to migrate or for local opportunities? Do you believe everything you hear? Listen to this song recorded by young artists in El Salvador and Honduras. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with young people in the communities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador and Santa Ana. Visit https://somoscolmena.info/en/piensalo2veces to learn more.

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