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They criticized the illegal cases of extending work visas for the US and Canada

Two employees of the Labor Mobility Unit of the Ministry of Labor were dismissed under accusations of making illegal cases in exchange for processing work visas for the USA and Canada. Sources from that portfolio were reported on Monday, January 5.

Miriam Roquel, Minister of Labor, pointed out that many people went to the portfolio to criticize the workers in question, whom they accused of charging up to Q65 thousand in exchange for processing H2 visas to work in the US or Canada. , so after the impeachment process, corresponding complaints were filed with the Public Ministry (MP).

“Within the Ministry of Labor there is a Department of Labor, and within it there is a unit called Labor Mobility, where the H2 visa is given to work abroad, and it turns out that one person identifies the workers. from the Ministry of Labor: “They need money from him, and the amount is more than Q65 thousand.”

He added that those identified were “two people; however, the corresponding investigations will continue because it is not the only one. “There are a lot of people.”

Roquel pointed out that this unit is one of the most important in Mintrab because it contributes to the reduction of irregular migration. In addition, he said that the investigation is ongoing because more than 50 people work in that unit.

“A complaint was filed with the Public Ministry because we have seen within the Ministry of Labor that there are acts of corruption. We are aware of cases of scams, and I also invite the Guatemalan population to understand that in the Ministry of Labor, within its functions, there is no payment,” said Roquel.

In addition, he called on people who were victims of scams to contact the ministry and report irregular practices.

“As a result, dismissals are made accordingly, because acts of corruption are not allowed.” within the Ministry of Labor,” said the official.

“One of the important actions taken is the decision to dismiss or terminate the contract. Those were the first actions; independently, the complaint was transferred to the Public Ministry for them to respond, of course, respecting the principle of innocence,” said Roquel.

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