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Costa Rica Explores Giving Residency to Illegals

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Costa Rica is pondering the possibility of regularizing the immigration status of undocumented aliens who have at least five years of roots in the country, a move that benefits mostly citizens of Nicaraguan origin. The special procedure includes foreigners who have children born in the country, elderly, disabled, and young people up to 25 years of age who came when they were minors.

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The Government of Costa Rica offered the possibility of regularizing the immigration status of those illegal aliens who have at least five years of roots in the country, a move that benefits mostly citizens of Nicaraguan origin.

The Directorate General of Immigration (DGME) invited these people, whose numbers estimated at about 100,000, to visit their offices to begin the process of regularization.

The deputy director of the DGME, Freddy Montero explained that this special procedure includes foreigners who have children born in the country, elderly, disabled and young people up to 25 years who came when they were minors.

It also covers agricultural and domestic workers who meet the residence time in the country, but do not have visa.

Montero said that the derogation is based on transitory articles of the Regulation to the Migration Act, which are valid until 17 November, so the management must be done before that date.

Various sources estimate that hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans have emigrated to Costa Rica in search of employment and access to health services and education, many of whom have entered the country irregularly.

Nicaraguan migrants are employed mainly in agriculture, construction, security and domestic services.

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