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Online - December 2, 2014

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration, announced on November 20, 2014, attempts to fix various aspects of our broken immigration system.  We are proud that Obama has taken this important step to enable families to stay together and hope that this first step is followed by comprehensive immigration reform in Congress to improve nonimmigrant visa programs so that worker abuse is prevented and adequately addressed.
 
The Executive Action has received much attention in Spanish language media and throughout Latin America.  With that in mind, Global Workers conducted an online training for members of the Global Workers Defender Network to provide accurate and timely information. The training, led by Staff Attorney & Legal Manager Nan Schivone, explained the concept of an executive action and reviewed the benefits and limitations of deferred action relief with the defenders so that they are able to share accurate information with their communities, correct misunderstandings, and prevent recruitment abuse and visa fraud. 
 
 Nan detailed eligibility requirements for the new Deferred Action for Parental Accoutability (DAPA) program and the modifications to the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  She also covered how the executive action would affect the F, H, L, T and U temporary work visas and briefly discussed the elimination of “Secure Communities” and the creation of the “Priority Enforcement Program”. 
 
Defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua participated to obtain further information on this action. 
 
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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