David Smolansky, the Organization’s Commissioner for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees, reported that Bolivia has created a new migration policy that will benefit Venezuelan migrants.
Smolansky assured that the policy will focus on the flexibility of documentation that will allow minors with their parents to regularize their situation in the territory.
“Good news for Venezuelans in Bolivia. Under resolution 148/2020, which enters into force today, all Venezuelan children and adolescents will be able to regularize their migratory status with their parents or guardians throughout Bolivian territory,” he said.
With the new resolution, the Bolivian State assured that it will recognize the identity of Venezuelan children by presenting supplementary documents such as photocopies and expired documents.
“The main objective of this resolution is to recognize the identity of children who are in the street and who may be victims of trafficking and other dangers,” said Marcel Rivas, Director General of Migration Bolivia.
Buena noticia para los venezolanos en #Bolivia. Bajo la Resolución 148/2020 que entra en vigencia hoy, todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes venezolanos tendrán la posibilidad de regularizar su situación migratoria con sus padres o apoderados en todo el territorio boliviano. https://t.co/V3iarwJAUp
— David Smolansky (@dsmolansky) August 11, 2020