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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests
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Central America
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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

AFP - December 5, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Costa Rica on Thursday to expedite the processing of refugee requests at a time when thousands…

Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration
Central America
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Central America
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Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration

The Tico Times - November 27, 2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) began a meeting with police delegates from 12 Latin American countries in Guatemala on Wednesday to discuss the actions…

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court
immigration
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immigration
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Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court

Ariela Navarro / AFP - November 11, 2019

Carolina Fung Feng was resting after the grueling 230-mile walk from New York to Washington for a Supreme Court hearing Tuesday that will determine the fate of…

After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?
Central America
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Central America
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After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

The signing of asylum agreements by the United States with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras opens the door to similar initiatives with other countries in the region…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019

The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia to combat irregular migration from Asia and…

After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - August 7, 2019

The United States's Acting National Security Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, said last week the country will seek migratory agreements with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama to…

Costa Rica will deport Islamic State suspects to Egypt, Iraq
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will deport Islamic State suspects to Egypt, Iraq

AFP - June 28, 2019

Costa Rica said Thursday that it will deport four suspected members of the Islamic State group after they were arrested in neighboring Nicaragua and handed over to…

Central America, US discuss strengthening borders to contain undocumented immigration
Central America
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Central America
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Central America, US discuss strengthening borders to contain undocumented immigration

AFP and The Tico Times - June 27, 2019

Authorities from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador discussed this week with the interim Secretary of National Security of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, actions to contain the…

Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants
Immigration
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Immigration
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Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

AFP - June 21, 2019

A Mexican airline is offering one-dollar flights to undocumented migrants wishing to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb arrivals…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

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