This content material was revealed on January 7, 2022 – 01:24
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico on Thursday formally introduced new visa necessities for guests from Venezuela within the authorities’s official gazette, as a part of efforts to curb a pointy improve in illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The brand new necessities revealed by the inside ministry, which can take impact in 15 days, come as Mexico makes an attempt to curb the variety of individuals from South and Central America making an attempt to enter the USA illegally through its territory.
Venezuelans, a lot of whom have been departing their homeland as a result of years of financial disaster the nation has confronted, don’t at the moment want a visa to enter Mexico as vacationers.
Mexico’s authorities final month stated it will impose visa necessities on Venezuelan guests https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexico-impose-visa-requirements-venezuelans-2021-12-17, however had but to situation formal notification of the approaching adjustments.
The ministry cited a leap of over 1,000% within the irregular transit of Venezuelans to a “third nation” in contrast with the earlier 5 years. It stated a rising quantity have been giving false statements on their causes for journey.
The federal government additionally pointed to rising exploitation of the demand emigrate by felony gangs and folks smugglers.
Reuters had earlier reported that Mexico was mulling imposing harder entry necessities on Venezuelans https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/exclusive-mexico-considers-tighter-entry-rules-venezuelans-after-us-requests-2021-11-12, partly in response to requests from the U.S. authorities.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Writing by Laura Gottesdiener; Enhancing by Richard Chang)