America is “very happy and grateful” for the participation of spain in the plans of the Government of the United States to offer the possible expatriates Exits other than those from Central and South America without documents to the USYou. It was expressed by the Secretary of State of that country, Tony BlinkenIn a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, he jose manuel albarson Thursday washington,
Spain will participate in two processing centers – an expression that may sound bad in Spanish but does not have a negative connotation in English – in Guatemala and Colombia. There, Spanish authorities will cooperate with the Americans To determine who will be able to move to Spain to work. It is not yet known how many people will enter the quota. This will be the decision of the Ministries of the Interior and Social Security and Integration. The Spanish government is the first to join the initiative, although “Canada has shown interest in joining,” according to Blinken, who said the US is open to more countries joining the initiative.
The criteria that Spain will follow to decide who can go to Spain are human and economic character, In the first of these chapters, “we need to provide protection to people who, for various reasons, may need to request asylum in our countries,” Albares explained, referring to the US and Spain.
The second argument seems to be geared towards some sort of work permit in Spain, which could be temporary or permanent. ,We all have needs in our labor markets. We need workers in very specific industries“, he said, before mentioning “what we are doing with other countries through migration programs, circular migration”.
According to diplomatic sources, “What is being created is a kind of job bank from which people can leave to work in strawberry picking, in industry, in computing or in other activities. Instead of immigrants they want to enter in every possible way.” are trying.” or in refugee camps, This system allows you to get to know them and see their skills, Sometimes, among those people, one finds computer engineers, or people with a lot of experience in agriculture whose professional skills can be in high demand in Spain.” These same sources indicate that “there are similar programs in countries such as Germany, Albania, for example, to attract thousands of people to that country.”
the United States once had a call bracero program (in Spanish), from 1942 to 1964, which allowed millions of Mexican agricultural workers to participate in their northern neighbor’s harvest season on a temporary basis. Currently, no one – starting with pro-immigration activists – believes that such a program is necessary, mainly because of the low weight of agriculture in the economy and the large number of well-to-do undocumented immigrants who handle those tasks. due to the existence of the workforce.
Blinken, who praised his Spanish counterpart’s presentation – “he explained it very well”, he said in reference to the plan – went on to propose “a way” on the subject. [de inmigración] for workers, or linked to work, which may allow filling of gaps that may exist in the labor market of a given country”.