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Adela



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: immig raid Reply with quote

Yesterday my school was raided by immigration in Oaxaca. The school told us they were taking care of work visa paperwork for us and now some of us are "invited" to meet with immigration today because we don't have proper permits. Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, what is the fine like and what was your experience?
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch...I hope it works out ok for you.

This is the other shoe dropping on the immigration reform put through last year. I've been hearing of school and even home visits by immigration staff in DF whereas that had almost been unheard of here over the last decade in my experience.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: immig raid Reply with quote

Adela wrote:
Yesterday my school was raided by immigration in Oaxaca. The school told us they were taking care of work visa paperwork for us and now some of us are "invited" to meet with immigration today because we don't have proper permits. Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, what is the fine like and what was your experience?


I happened to meet with our immigration lawyer yesterday and mentioned this story to him. He was rather surprised to hear it...would you definitely call it a 'raid' or was it perhaps part of a review process?
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Adela



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: immig raid Reply with quote

... there was a van from INM staked out around the corner from the school awaiting instructions! Review? Raid? Men in immigration shirts at the ready.
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Isla Guapa



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Location: Mexico City o sea La Gran Manzana Mexicana

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adela, how did your "meeting" with INM go?
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Adela



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

immig could have issued an exit visa (must leave country within 10 days) and a fine, but didn't do either, allowing me to stay until my tourist visa expires and my school is taking care of the application for a work visa, or so they say. I haven't been told what will happen about leaving the country as part of that process.
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adela wrote:
immig could have issued an exit visa (must leave country within 10 days) and a fine, but didn't do either, allowing me to stay until my tourist visa expires and my school is taking care of the application for a work visa, or so they say. I haven't been told what will happen about leaving the country as part of that process.


That's good news, considering everything, but shame on your school for putting you (and the other teachers) into such an embarrassing situation. Let us know what happens next.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adela wrote:
immig could have issued an exit visa (must leave country within 10 days) and a fine, but didn't do either, allowing me to stay until my tourist visa expires and my school is taking care of the application for a work visa, or so they say. I haven't been told what will happen about leaving the country as part of that process.


Hmm...so, not a raid? Someone intervened, or someone wanted to put on a show.

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...shame on your school for putting you (and the other teachers) into such an embarrassing situation.


I wouldn't assign blame or shame there just yet...

Is your current visa for the 180 day tourist stay or the 30 day canje?
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