USAID Latin America and Caribbean Deputy Administrator Marcela Escobari greets beneficiaries of the immigration program. / Provided by: USA
USAID Deputy Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Marcela Escobari, learned about the progress of the Temporary Employment Visa Program in El Salvador, implemented in collaboration with the Salvadoran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a statement, USAID said Escobari said he had heard details of the program and from some Salvadoran workers who had returned to El Salvador after signing employment contracts.
Officials also dismissed a group of Salvadorans who were soon going to Alaska to work in tuna production.
The program emerged in 2019 as an alternative to curb irregular immigration. Initially, the agricultural sector was included, at the time the main labor force needed by US companies was in the agricultural sector, but later other items such as tourism, construction, fishing, and horticulture were also included.
During her visit to El Salvador, Marcela Escobari toured the office’s facilities for recruiting visa programs. / Provided by: USA
USAID recalled that the US Embassy in El Salvador issued 5,000 H-2 visas in 2022 alone.
Benefited workers travel to the United States on average seven-month contracts and then return home, though the possibility of being selected again by the same employer or another company is not ruled out.
The agency notes that the only portal to apply for the program is through the embassy’s official page, the process is completely free, and users who have been scammed should report it at [email protected] or by phone. recommended. 7070-1243.