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Venezuelan migration to the US increased by 500%, experts say

Venezuela migration America The rise continues, this Thursday, September 22, warned Maria Montoya, a doctor in constitutional law and an expert on migration issues.

He said the number of people entering the North American country from Venezuela has increased by 500% As of 2021, according to data provided by the Border Patrol.

“Central Americans may be a little down the road, but not Venezuelan migration and many people think it’s being promoted by President Biden,” Montoya said on the Roman Lozinski program on the Union Radio xitos circuit.

However, the figures of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) published in February 2022 shows that the number of Venezuelans on the southern US border is 11,948% as of December 2020.

“Just now we have seen how Venezuelan migration through the Darien Gap is fluctuating. Now the question is, what is going to happen to these Venezuelans?” Montoya said.

will continue to grow

Montoya also recalled that Nicaragua You Venezuelan They are the two nationalities that lead the list of immigrants seeking the so-called “American Dream”. He said that the policies of Joe BidenThe President of the United States has eased rules imposed by Donald Trump, making it difficult to obtain work and obtain permits.

One of the last resorts was the expansion of temporary protected status (TPS for its acronym in English) For Venezuelans, in July of this year. Montoya warned that Biden’s statements and actions could be taken as an invitation for more migrants to try to reach US territory.

“We are seeing effects from the authorization of the TPS for Venezuela. Migration, although it is a right, has implications. People should follow the rules of the country they come from,” he recalled.

For Montoya, Darien Jungle Route Remains one of the most dangerous to migrate. He indicated that misinformation and disorientation are characteristic of people who traverse the jungle located between Colombia and Panama.

“We are surprised that there are people who make their own decisions and there is no backing from Darren. This is worrying, because when we see a lot of information flow in digital media, the number of people actually documented is very small. And they are only misled by the information of acquaintances. What we call “referential migration”, which is not correct,” he said.

fatal road

Hundreds of people die before reaching their destination in the Darien Gap. In the past week, the deaths of two children who crossed the area with their families shook Venezuela after they were told a day apart.

On 20 September, Panama’s National Border Service (Armyfront) reported that a 10-year-old Venezuelan woman had drowned in the river: her body was found in the mountainous area of ​​Tacarti, Panamanian officials reported.

This Wednesday, September 21, a 6-year-old boy died, while a man and a woman—all migrants—were injured during an attack in the Tres Bocas del Darien sector. According to data from El Pitazo, the little boy originally belonged to the state of Zulia, located in the west of the national territory.

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