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Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants were deported in the last hours of United State a Mexico They are homeless at the border in the face of the new immigration policies imposed by Washington.

in Mexico Juarez citywith borders TexasEntire families these days have no roof to live, have no food, no shelter and face cold climate before the cold front arrives in the border area.

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last Thursday The US government has warned Venezuelan immigrants that they will fail if they attempt to illegally reach US soil And I invited them to apply for one of the protection visas that he announced.

Migrants of Venezuelan origin rest on the street near the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Ciudad Juarez. (EFE/Louis Torres).

The announcement came a day later United States and Mexico Close an agreement through it The US government will offer 24,000 visas to Venezuelans and return to Mexican territory all those who cross the border irregularly.

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Currently, This agreement caused more immigrants to be deportedwho do not have sufficient resources to cover their basic expenses and They only have 15 days to leave Mexico.

Without resources and without certainty

one of the cases Franken Osmaruwho told EFE he is already in El Paso, Texas, and He had six days there, but they left him.

Migrants of Venezuelan origin rest on the street near the border fence between Mexico and the United States.  (EFE/Louis Torres).
Migrants of Venezuelan origin rest on the street near the border fence between Mexico and the United States. (EFE/Louis Torres).

“I came with my two kids, ages 4 and 9 (they brought me back) but I would try to cross to the US, if I had no other choice I would stay in Mexico,” open.

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Almost made it clear “In the case of the street”In view of this, he asked the authorities to support immigrants and the authorities United Stateespecially the president Joe Biden“He sees the situation of children who come from extreme poverty” and thus only Apply for a “job opportunity”.

Another case is the case Michael Spacewho arrived in Ciudad Juárez on Sunday night and told EFE that Now he is “living in uncertainty”.

“I’ve come with some of my cousins, the measure of Mexico seems paradoxical to me, He says he supports immigrants and when we are deported they give us 15 days to leave the country. In Venezuela, the deportees are angry and with the uncertainty of being here, we have no money or a place to stay.” calculated.

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants deported in the last hours from the United States to Mexico are left homeless at the northern Mexican border.  (EFE/Louis Torres).
Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants deported in the last hours from the United States to Mexico are left homeless at the northern Mexican border. (EFE/Louis Torres).

He pointed out that thousands of immigrants He comes “fighting for a dream”, and waits for an answer that does not come.

We are not criminals and we want to remind President Biden and his government MexicoWe are not terrorists, we do not ask for help from the United States, we ask for an opportunity to work, I want to represent the community, we are workers.”

Meanwhile, fellow countrymen Nile Chaconanother immigrant in a vulnerable state, He said his daughters are one and three years old.

We came from Venezuela, and we didn’t make it throughWe only have a few days in Juarez, but the weather is harsh, we are not prepared for the cold and we do not know where we are going to spend the night,” open.

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Regarding the problem, Enrique Valenzuela, general coordinator of the Ciudad Juarez State Population Council, told EFE that the arrival of these people is due to a decision United State Since the number of people in the last months of Venezuela Crossing into that country, which is why “a new regulatory mechanism was chosen.”

Migrants of Venezuelan origin remain on the street near the border fence between Mexico and the United States.  (EFE/Louis Torres).
Migrants of Venezuelan origin remain on the street near the border fence between Mexico and the United States. (EFE/Louis Torres).

He explained that they provide humanitarian support to those in a vulnerable situation and that what they seek is to help those who need it.

The city of Juarez I faced challenges in this regard, this is a new challenge and a scenario in which capacity is exhausted. Now we continue to serve the people who are here and we will try to find more spaces for these residents,” abounded

Recently, Reverend Javier Calvillo, director of the La Casa del Migrant shelter in Ciudad Juárez, told EFE thatand “it seems that the authorities are not interested in the migrants.”

The question is what will happen to all Venezuelans. It was an agreement between governments, and we hope there will be action on their part,” he said. He indicated that he now hopes that the government will help with economic resources to confront this problem.

The plan of the United States with Venezuelan immigrants is similar to that already in place for citizens of Ukrainewhich grants temporary status for two years to those who have a sponsor.

The US announcement comes amid an increase in the arrival of Venezuelans at the border with Mexico.

Between October 2021 and August this year, more than 150,000 Venezuelans were arrested on the US southern border, compared to 50,499 in the same period last year.

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