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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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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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A job at a bar? Be careful!

Reina found a job as a cocktail waitress, but once she arrived she realized her employers expected other duties from her. As a migrant, you have rights. Nobody can force you to perform tasks not originally convened. If you have suspicions of a situation of trafficking in persons, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to inform migrants about their labour rights.

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Flor got a job in Mexico!

Flor got a job offer that turned out not to be what she was promised. Labour exploitation is one of the ends of trafficking in persons. Get informed and report it (in Mexico) at 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to informe migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Nelson found his first job in Mexico

He was promised a good salary and help in regularizing his migration situation, but reality was different. Labour exploitation is one of the ends of trafficking in persons. As a migrant you have rights. If they are being violated, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to inform migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Job offer: all you have to do is take care of a patch of land

If someone withholds your documents or they change the conditions of the job after you took it, you could be in a situation of trafficking in persons. If you have suspicions, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to informe migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Thousands of people have strengthened their skills to identify deceptions and myths about migration, thanks to IOM campaigns

Under the principle that collectively built campaigns can help generate behavioral changes, 12 communities in 6 countries designed and now disseminate information campaigns that were adapted to the local context according to their particularities and needs. These campaigns are not satisfied with simply launching messages in mass media or social networks but have implemented community activities as a key element to trigger action. 

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Campaign launched to strengthen labour rights of migrant border workers

 

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Guatemala, the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mexico, together with the International Organization for Migration, are launching the campaign "For the labour rights of Guatemalan migrant border workers", to inform and raise awareness among the Guatemalan population about the importance of working regularly in Mexico and to promote the use of the Border Worker Visitor Card (TVTF).

 

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