Guatemala and The United States Strengthen Cooperation for Managing  Irregular Migration

U.S. delegation met with high-level Guatemalan officials to follow up on the immigration issue.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Mendoza -AGN- Guatemala and the United States continue  working jointly to address actions to control irregular migration.

Recently, the President of Guatemala spoke with the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. During the meeting, both officials discussed strategies that would benefit both nations.

Bilateral Commitment

One primary outcome of the meeting was reaffirming the strong cooperation between both governments to manage critical actions on migration impacting both countries. 

This series of actions will be done in a humanitarian manner and expand legal pathways under the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection.

The countries announced a comprehensive program to address irregular migration. It is planned to start with a six-month pilot phase called “Oficinas de Movilidad Segura.”

According to the authorities, this initiative will facilitate access to lawful pathways to the United States and other countries. It also helps access temporary work visas.

Through an official statement, it was announced that this program will start on June 12. From that date, authorities will accept appointments through the website

Phone meeting

On May 26, the Guatemalan president and the U.S. vice president discussed migration, regional security, and bilateral cooperation.

At the meeting, Vice President Harris congratulated Guatemala’s efforts to eradicate irregular migration and highlighted the country’s anti-coyote law.

She also mentioned the policies for attracting foreign investment, which will lead to new employment opportunities.

It represents a proper strategy for the reduction of irregular migration.

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