Monday, October 2, 2023

For whom the new measures to be implemented in Panama on October 2 to stop irregular migrants will not apply?

Tourists, investors and executives traveling to Panama Starting October 2, they will no longer be subject to new operational adjustments that will be applied by the National Immigration Service to stop the wave of irregular migrants crossing the Darien jungle on their route to the United States.

“The operational adjustments established by the National Immigration Service that will begin on October 2, 2023, will not apply to tourists, investors or executives visiting Panama,” the Panamanian government reported in a statement published on monday

The immigration authorities They will create a profile of people who come to formal checkpoints and, if it is determined that they are irregular migrants, they will be denied entry.

In these interviews, the people They must show $1,000 dollars as economic solvency.

“The request for economic solvency and the granting of 15 days are not available to tourists, investors or executives,” they explained.

The Panamanian government has also indicated that these parameters only apply to those who maintain a profile that may match, according to their interview, a possible irregular migrant, “As long as there is no reason for its inadmissibility.”

He clarified that the move is based on Decree Law 3 of 2008 and Executive Decree 320 of 2008 and Resolution 22,068 of 2021. The latter, he pointed out, re-established the authorized legal term for the stay of people entering Panama as tourists. for up to three months, counted from the moment of admission to the country.

US and Canadian citizens staying for a period of 6 months from entry will be exempt. They are also not required to have financial solvency commensurate with the length of stay.

Other measures announced by the government are the strengthening of deportations of foreigners with criminal records and the construction of spaces located near communities affected by the diaspora.

Panama filed a complaint in August some of the efforts of the Colombian government of Gustavo Petro to prevent irregular migration. “He doesn’t want to help close traffic, reduce traffic, he won’t do it,” said Samira Gozaine, director of the country’s National Immigration Service.

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