The US, Spain, and Canada will partner to increase engagement in Latin America

The US, Spain, and Canada will partner to increase engagement in Latin America

The US, Spain, and Canada will partner to increase engagement in Latin America
The United States, Spain, and Canada plan to work together to engage more with Latin America. The partnership aims to promote safe, orderly, humane, and regular migration while creating economic and social opportunities. The three countries will expand regular labour migration opportunities, strengthen national governments’ ability to recruit, vet, and support workers, increase awareness of workers’ rights, and bring more international attention to the region. Their cooperation is based on a shared dedication to the region’s people, a shared interest in addressing labour shortages in participating countries, a shared commitment to worker empowerment, and a shared awareness of the need to manage irregular migration.

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Canada received over a million CUAET applications from Ukrainian nationals
On May 3, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, between January 1, 2022, and April 23, 2023, 28,289 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and 185,776 Ukrainians reached by air. Between March 17, 2022, and April 22, 2023, IRCC received 1,008,241 applications under the CUAET. In total, IRCC has approved 687,832 applications from Ukrainian nationals. From March 17, 2022, to April 22, 2023, 150,879 Ukrainian arrived in Canada under the CUAET program.

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Canada welcomed more Afghan refugees
On May 3, 2023, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows that Canada has accepted 225 Afghan refugees since April 18, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 30,680 Afghan refugees. Canada received 18,420 Afghans and their families’ applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. 10,070 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, and 16,050 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 1,490 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.

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Some applicants find the use of AI in application processing unfair
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses artificial intelligence (AI) named Chinook – a Microsoft Excel-based tool, to process immigration applications. Some applicants disagreed, arguing that using AI to reach an administrative decision is unfair and may lead to incorrect ones. Based on the information provided on the IRCC website, Chinook aims to improve client service and increase efficiency in processing temporary resident applications. Its objective is to assist in reducing the backlog of work permit applications. According to the website, this system does not utilize AI for decision-making.

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