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US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high
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US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high

Paul HANDLEY / AFP - April 13, 2021

Apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70% in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed Thursday, in a…

Expect delays at immigration on Saturday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Expect delays at immigration on Saturday

The Tico Times - April 13, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, planned system maintenance will cause delays at all immigration control posts in Costa Rica, the Immigration Administration says. The Judicial Branch conducted similar…

Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments

The Tico Times - April 8, 2021

Following the April 5 reopening of Costa Rica’s land borders to tourists, the Costa Rican Consulates in Managua and Chinandega, Nicaragua, have resumed visa appointments. Visa appointments…

Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States

AFP - April 6, 2021

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado on Monday called to broaden the response to the "fever" of unauthorized migration to the United States beyond the so-called Northern Triangle…

Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans
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Central America
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Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans

AFP - April 5, 2021

The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have launched a joint military-police operation along their common border aimed at blocking caravans of migrants hoping to reach the United…

Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to tourists

The Tico Times - April 5, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders have reopened to visitors as of Monday, April 5. Tourists who do not require an entry visa will be allowed to enter the…

Costa Rica Immigration Requirements – The Police Record Affidavit
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Immigration
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Costa Rica Immigration Requirements – The Police Record Affidavit

Jorge Montero - March 28, 2021

One of the main documents that people have to provide to the Costa Rica immigration authorities when requesting residency is the so called “police record”, which is…

Costa Rica to reopen land borders for tourists on April 5
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Costa Rica to reopen land borders for tourists on April 5

The Tico Times - March 24, 2021

Costa Rica will reopen its land borders to arriving tourists starting April 5, authorities announced Tuesday. For the first time since the government imposed coronavirus measures last…

‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants
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‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants

Brian KNOWLTON / AFP - March 22, 2021

"The border is closed": With those words, a top Biden administration official pushed back Sunday against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx…

‘American Dream’ dashed for migrants sent back to Mexico
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‘American Dream’ dashed for migrants sent back to Mexico

Herika Martinez / AFP - March 21, 2021

Dirlan Hernandez dreamed of a warm welcome in the United States thanks to President Joe Biden's immigration reforms, but when he crossed over with his son he…