Cubans, second group of immigrants to get more work permits in Mexico

The Cubans They were the second group of immigrants More permanent residence cards for work obtained in Mexico during 2021just behind the Venezuelans.

According to numbers from mean average Bloombergdrawn from statistics from the Immigration Policy, Registration and Identity of Persons Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB), Those born on the island received 955 such documents that yearthat allow you to live and work in the country, An increase of 84% compared to 2020 and 239% compared to 2019.

Cubans were arriving in large numbers in MexicoEspecially after flying from the island to Nicaragua, which in November 2021 exempted them from visas, and embarking on a trip north in the hope of being accepted into the United States.

over the cubans, Venezuelans obtained 1,797 residence and work cardsAn increase of 44% compared to 2020 and 139% compared to 2019.

Colombian immigrants came third, with 903 permits issued in 2021, an increase of 43% compared to 2020 and 93% compared to 2019.

Colombians are Latin Americans with the most temporary resident cards in Mexico, since the permit was issued in 1963 in 2021, an increase of 97% compared to 2020 and 52% compared to 2019.

Total, In 2021, Mexico granted 7,423 temporary residence cards for work and 6,108 permanent residence cards For citizens of 16 Latin American countries, official figures indicate.

The rate at which work permits are granted in that country rose in 2021, after the Covid-19 pandemic led to a drop in the number of applications. At the same time, the government of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador has tightened its immigration policy towards Central America to prevent the passage of convoys of migrants seeking to reach the United States, and has re-imposed the visa requirement for Brazilian citizens.

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Currently, Mexico requires visas from citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela, according to the National Institute for Migration (INM).

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