The expulsions of people from Venezuela through the border of Nogales, Sonora, are increasing daily and every day at least 150 women, men, and minors arrive, although in some cases they are members of families separated in the process.
This was stated by the director of the reception center for migrants “San Juan Bosco”, Juan Francisco Loureiro Esquer, in an interview with Debate, who explained that the US immigration authority, with this massive detention of Venezuelans, dispersed many families and their members arrived at various borders of Mexico.
“When the women came to our institution, they expressed great concern that their husbands and children were being expelled across the border,” she noted.
He stated that “it is a tremendous uncertainty for them not to be able to communicate with their relatives”.
He explained that on April 15, the US immigration authorities began deporting people of this nationality and the number has grown to date.
“The deportations of people of Venezuelan nationality began on April 15th. That day, the National Migration Institute (INM) transferred one hundred women and another 50 arrived at the shelter on their own feet,” he recalled.
To date, he indicated, the flow has varied every day and an average of 200 people have been served and last Saturday there were more than 300 women, men, girls, and boys. On April 15, more women attended.
Most of those deported at the Nogales border intend to return to the United States, Loureiro Esquer said.
“They or most of them have decided to turn themselves into the US immigration authorities; For those authorities, it is an illegal way since they are currently managed with an application called CBP One, which is where they can make an appointment with the immigration authorities to see if they are eligible for political or humanitarian asylum,” he said. explained.
He reiterated that the plans of these Venezuelan people expelled from Nogales, Sonora, are to return to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to try to return to the neighboring country to the north through the aforementioned question.
In the case of Sonora, the expulsion of these migrants occurs only across the Nogales border, which is the entity’s largest.
Additionally, these processes are performed from Mexicali and Tijuana, Baja California; Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and Matamoros, Tamaulipas.