Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

Panama regulates illegal migration; 29% from Colombia

(Photo: Gobierno Panama)

After the first four days of a regulation program of illegal immigrants in Panama, more than 1,500 cases have been processed, 29% of them being from Colombia, local media reported on Sunday.

According to El Espectador newspaper, Panama’s migration and labor authorities have given out 1,647 residence permits so far, ranging from two to ten years, to immigrants that have been illegally staying in the country up until now.

Of these 1,647 cases Colombia is leading the statistics with 479 (29%) cases, followed by Nicaragua with 312 (19%).

It is the 13th regulation program of illegal immigrants in Panama which runs under the name of “Chrisol de Razas”. It started on Wendesday and is expected to end on January 20, with 9,000 persons taking part in the program.

Authorities have the central Roberto Duran arena open seven days a week to serve applicants who can hand in their documents from 9AM until 19AM after they have requested for an appointment via a newly implemented online service.

According to Panamanian newspaper La Prensa, the regulation program has received criticism by the government’s opposition that claims the government of President Ricardo Martinelli is using the program to generate funds for the presidency’s treasury.

Sources

The post Panama regulates illegal migration; 29% from Colombia appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.


For website development, online marketing and promotion,
check out The Q Media


If you enjoyed this piece, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.

Recent Posts

TCO bottom

August 24, 2016, Comments Off on TCO bottom

TCO Bottom2

August 24, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Bottom2

TCO Sidebar

August 24, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Sidebar
74aac5a5eb242b7b60e5fbb4c4001ed6b9b4a028

Migrant Boom Provides Opportunities For Colombia’s Criminal Groups

August 22, 2016, Comments Off on Migrant Boom Provides Opportunities For Colombia’s Criminal Groups
43493_99172445

Gas Smugglers Busted as Colombia-Venezuela Contraband in Flux

August 17, 2016, Comments Off on Gas Smugglers Busted as Colombia-Venezuela Contraband in Flux
colombiapeace

Organized Crime Threatens Referendum on Colombia Peace Deal

August 17, 2016, Comments Off on Organized Crime Threatens Referendum on Colombia Peace Deal
juliana-Sossa-Toro_1

Tough Love for Latin America’s “Trophy Wives”

August 17, 2016, Comments Off on Tough Love for Latin America’s “Trophy Wives”
gay_congress

Colombia’s LGBT minority announces protests in response to anti-gay marches

August 16, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s LGBT minority announces protests in response to anti-gay marches
doncello_protests

Fracking operations spur violence and unrest in south Colombia

August 16, 2016, Comments Off on Fracking operations spur violence and unrest in south Colombia
Santos and Maduro

Colombia and Venezuela Announce Re-Opening of Common Border

August 12, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia and Venezuela Announce Re-Opening of Common Border
Party in Colombia