It was one of the agreements of the summit of American presidents held in Los Angeles, in addition to the commitment of the concerned countries to increase the deportation of immigrants.
Some countries, such as Costa Rica, have promised to resume programs until some foreigners settle in those countries and do not continue on to the United States. The same will happen in Belize, Colombia, etc. All this if the United States fulfilled the funding of millions of dollars.
According to the press that covered the event, Costa Rica will offer legal protection to Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans who arrived in its territory before March 2020. In order to legally settle, work and live. The company seeks to stop illegal immigration routes.
Other countries in the region will present options for organizing themselves in their territories for those who follow their paths there. The United States is committed to providing more than $300 million to help countries receiving more immigrants or refugees. They add that they will resume reunification programs for Cubans and Haitians so that they do not leave illegally.
Meanwhile, Belize has also announced that it will legalize immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean who wish to remain in its territory. This is the model already followed by the presidents of Colombia and Ecuador, who have more than six million Venezuelans in their countries.
Ecuador’s President, Guillermo Laso, last week announced temporary status for more than 500,000 Venezuelans who remain illegal in his country. “I would like to stress that the phenomenon of migration is important and requires joint actions under the principle of common and differentiated responsibility among the countries of the region,” Lasso said.
The Migrant Agreement was signed by these countries at the Summit of the Americas: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru and the United States. Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Paraguay and Uruguay also participate.