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Migrant Workers to Mexico

Mexico itself has a form of migrant worker program for Guatemalan migrant workers in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These are Guatemalan migrants registered as agricultural migrant workers and employed on farms within the Mexican state of Chiapas.26

The majority of workers are employed on coffee farms, as well as, sugar cane, papaya, and plantain farms.27 These migrants are allowed multiple entries and exits into Mexico, but their movement is limited to within the state of Chiapas.28 These workers are registered as "Visitantes Agricolas" (Agricultural Visitors), by the Mexican National Institute of Migration.29

Annual flow of Agricultural Visitors into Mexico, 1999-200730


2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Agricultural Visitors 69,036 42,475 39,321 45,055 41,894 45,518 40,244 27,840



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