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What visitors should know about updated entry rules

Taipei Times 29 Sep 2022
Taiwan from Thursday is to reinstate visa exemptions for passport holders from 65 countries ... Which passports will have visa-free entry privileges?. Eleven more countries on Thursday are to join 54 countries that were given visa-free privileges on Sept ... Thirty-day visa-free visits are allowed for citizens of five other diplomatic allies.
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US says it’ll reject new requests for temporary worker visas, as cap is exceeded

The Keene Sentinel 24 Sep 2022
to fill available jobs two years ago, Eubanks turned to the government’s temporary visa program. Her company spent more than $50,000 to apply for 50 H-2B visas, which allow workers from other countries to earn a living in the U.S ... Now the government is telling employers that it will reject most new requests for H-2B visas filed after Sept.
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As numbers rise, the hardships of migration through Mexico multiply

The New Humanitarian 21 Sep 2022
Tapachula, a town on the Mexico-Guatemala border known for its stifling heat, has earned the nickname of a “migrant prison”. Thousands of people hoping to reach the United States have found themselves detained or stuck here, waiting months to obtain a humanitarian visa and struggling to survive in the city long enough to acquire one.
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On a Connecticut farm, 100 migrant workers spend months living, cooking and harvesting tobacco together

The Keene Sentinel 27 Aug 2022
under the H2A, an agricultural visa, which allows the farm to bring foreign nationals to the U.S ... Last year saw a record number of migrants on H2A visas coming to the U.S ... Mexico accounted for 93 percent of the H2A visas in 2021, South Africa for 3 percent and Guatemala for 1 percent, according to the Wilson Center.
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Another anti-graft figure leaves top post in Guatemala

The Associated Press 18 Aug 2022
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One of the last remaining official pillars of Guatemala's effort to root out corruption leaves his post this week, following the ouster or departure of a series of other anti-graft campaigners who had shaken the Central American nation's governing class.
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More than a million could die waiting for green cards as US immigration buckles amid COVID

Finger Lakes Times 08 Aug 2022
Unprecedented delays processing millions of visas, work permits, green cards and naturalization petitions, as well as cases languishing in immigration courts, are so severe that experts say they can’t be resolved without significant reforms ... consulates reopened after pandemic closures, wait times for visa appointments skyrocketed.
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He waited 16 years for a green card. He died of COVID-19 when his turn ...

The Los Angeles Times 04 Aug 2022
Unprecedented delays processing millions of visas, work permits, green cards and naturalization petitions, as well as cases languishing in immigration courts are so severe that experts say they can’t be resolved without significant reforms ... Department of State — visas ... Immigrant visa processing is down 23% from its peak in , agency figures show.
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Arrest of prominent Guatemalan journalist draws condemnation

Wtop 31 Jul 2022
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A prominent Guatemalan newspaper editor who has overseen investigations into corruption has been arrested, prompting denunciations Saturday by politicians, anticorruption activists and civic groups ... government has sharply criticized the weakening of anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala and last year cancelled the U.S.
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Arrest of journalist in Guatemala condemned

Taipei Times 31 Jul 2022
AP, GUATEMALA CITY ... The US government has sharply criticized the weakening of anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala and last year canceled the US visa of Guatemalan Attorney General Consuelo Porras, who has been pursuing former prosecutors who had been conducting corruption investigations against officials.
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The world in brief: Palestinian protester killed by Israelis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 30 Jul 2022
Palestinian protester killed by Israelis ... President Joe Biden ... But the 94 migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were turned over to immigration authorities. In the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, another group of migrants continued demanding temporary visas they would permit them to travel across Mexico ... .
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94 migrants escape suffocation in truck in Mexico

Arab News 29 Jul 2022
MEXICO CITY ... But the 94 migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were turned over to immigration authorities ... In the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, yet another group of migrants continued demanding temporary visas they would permit them to travel across Mexico ... ....
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Wrigley Field plays host to swearing-in ceremony of 656 new citizens

Chicago Sun-Times 28 Jul 2022
<img class="Image" alt="Eduardo Martinez was 25 when he came to the United States from Guatemala on a visa and got a job making salads at an Italian restaurant in Evanston ... Eduardo Martinez was 25 when he came to the United States from Guatemala on a visa and got a job making salads at an Italian restaurant in Evanston.
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Guatemala's president visits Ukraine, expresses solidarity

Killeen Daily Herald 26 Jul 2022
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei visited Ukraine on Monday and expressed his solidarity with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ...Let it be clear that since the beginning of this conflict, Guatemala has raised its voice,” he said ... Guatemala does not and will not remain silent.
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US to expand list of ‘corrupt’ officials in Central America

Finger Lakes Times 21 Jul 2022
... triangle countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — because numerous potential partners would be disqualified ... visas, barred from traveling to the U.S ... visa had been canceled but he was proud to have been sanctioned for doing what he thought was right for his country.
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3 migrants dead, 12 injured in Mexico crash

Beaumont Enterprise 20 Jul 2022
The injured included people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The institute said they would be given humanitarian visas, and the bodies of those deceased would be returned to their home countries. Victims of crashes involving migrant smuggling are generally considered crime victims in Mexico, and thus are eligible for such visas.

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