Venezuelan migrants will depart in a caravan from the southern border of Mexico

Venezuelan migrants will depart in a caravan from the southern border of Mexico

Venezuelans estimate that the group will be between 2,000 and 5,000 people because they want to show that they are fleeing a crisis and a dictatorship, so they will seek “any way” to reach the United States or stay in Mexico.

Migrants from Venezuela warned this Tuesday that they plan to leave in a caravan from the southern border of Mexico, where they have been stranded by the new restrictions of the United States Government, which demands their immediate deportation to Mexican territory.

The migrant Jesús Ramos told in Tapachula, on the border between Mexico and Guatemala, that they are going to organize a massive caravan so that they can travel through the country, so they are going to wait for the migrants who come from Central America to leave together.

Venezuelans estimate that the group will be between 2,000 and 5,000 people because they want to show that they are fleeing a crisis and a dictatorship, so they will seek “any way” to reach the United States or stay in Mexico.

Along with migrants from Colombia, Haiti and Guatemala, Venezuelans now sleep in public squares, where they have set up tents, while others use sheets, plastic or cardboard to spend the night, since they do not know what to do in the face of new controls. for Venezuelan migrants.

The Venezuelan Yeli Mar said that she left her country with her husband and two children with the idea of ​​reaching the United States, but they were trapped in Tapachula since the agreement between Mexico and the US last week that prevents undocumented Venezuelans arrive by land.

“I came with my partner and my children, we are sleeping on the street and where the night catches us we stay, because the money we brought we have spent on the way and we have been left with nothing,” she told EFE.

Not being able to advance to the United States, she will look for a job in Tapachula until she has the opportunity to advance to the northern border.

“We can no longer return to our country because we no longer have anything, we sold everything, we used loans and now we require cash to be able to stay and support our children,” she said.

His compatriot Jeidy Morantes regretted being “one step away” from the United States because they did not expect the announcement from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which implies 24,000 humanitarian permits for Venezuelans arriving by air, but the expulsion of those who pass through Mexico.

“All those who are bothering them should be removed, (but) give the opportunity to those who go honestly and who really want to work,” she opined.

The facts reflect the growing flow of migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, who represented more than 55,000 of the undocumented immigrants found on the US border with Mexico in August, an annual increase of 175%.

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