Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants, who have been deported in the last hours of USA a Mexico They are homeless on the border in the face of the new immigration policies imposed by Washington.
in the mexican Juarez Cityborder with Texasentire families are these days without a roof over their heads, they have no food, no shelter and they face freezing weather before the arrival of a Cold Front in the border region.
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Last Thursday The United States Government warned Venezuelan migrants that they will fail if they try to arrive irregularly on US territory and invited them to seek one of the protection visas he announced.
The announcement came a day after United States and Mexico close an agreement by which The US government will offer 24,000 visas for Venezuelans and will return to Mexican territory all those who cross the border irregularly.
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Now, this agreement has caused the deportation of more migrantswho do not have sufficient resources to meet their basic expenses and they only have 15 days to leave Mexico.
WITHOUT RESOURCES AND WITH UNCERTAINTY
One of the cases is Frankin Osemarowho told EFE that he was already in El Paso, Texas, and He had six days there, but they deported him.
“I come with my children, they are 4 and 9 years old (they returned me) but I am going to try to cross back to the United States, if I have no other choice, I would stay in Mexico,” exposed.
He explained that almost “is in street situation”In view of this, he asked the authorities to support the migrants and the authorities of USAespecially the president Joe Biden“that he sees the situation of the children, who come from extreme poverty” and therefore only applied for “a job opportunity”.
Another case is that of Michael Espiswho arrived in Ciudad Juárez on Sunday night and told EFE that now he “lives in uncertainty”.
“I come with some cousins, the measure of Mexico seems incongruous to me, He says that he supports migrants and when we are deported they give us 15 days to leave the country. In Venezuela the deportees are outraged and we are with the uncertainty of being here, we have no money or where to stay”, counted.
He recalled that as thousands of migrants 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 the Government of MexicoWe are not terrorists, we do not ask for help from the United States, we ask for the opportunity to work, I want to represent the community, we are workers”.
Meanwhile, his compatriots Nayeli Chaconanother of the migrants who is in a vulnerable situation, He said that his daughters are one and three years old.
“We come from Venezuela, we did not manage to crosswe 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”, exposed.
Regarding the problem, Enrique Valenzuela, general coordinator of the Ciudad Juárez State Population Council, told EFE that the arrival of these people is due to the decision of USA since in recent months the number of people from Venezuela crossing into that country, which is why “a new regulatory mechanism was chosen.”
He explained that they provide humanitarian support to those who are in a vulnerable situation and what they seek is to help those who need it.
“Juarez City has faced challenges in this matter, this is a new challenge and it is a scenario where capacities are exhausted. Now we continue to serve the people who are here and we will try to find more spaces for this population”, abounded
Recently, the priest Javier Calvillo, director of the La Casa del Migrante shelter in Ciudad Juárez, told EFE thatand “it seems that the authorities are not interested in migrants.”
“The question is what will happen to all Venezuelans. It was an agreement between the governments, hopefully there will be an action from them”, He pointed out and now he hopes that the Government will help with economic resources in the face of this problem.
The United States plan with Venezuelan migrants is similar to the one that already exists for citizens of Ukrainewhich grants a two-year temporary status to those with a sponsor.
The US announcement comes amid an increase in the arrival of Venezuelans at the border with Mexico.
Between October 2021 and August of this year, more than 150,000 Venezuelans have been arrested on the US southern border, compared to 50,499 in the same period last year.
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