Immigration seeks to legalize more blue collar workers

Immigration officials have renewed the offer to make legal certain foreigners who are working in the country.

This is a continuation of a program that saw 50,000 applicants through the middle of December.

The offer mainly applies to workers in construction, domestic workers and those in agriculture. The workers need to show that they have been employed here prior to Dec. 31. They also have to pay a $1.50 fee and provide an official birth certificate.

Another requirement is to have a contract with an employer.

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería said that carpenters, bricklayers and general construction workers were urged to apply. There is no need to show that the individuals are in the country legally, said the agency.

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