US officials said on Wednesday that the number of Venezuelan migrants stopped at the United States’ southern border has dropped by more than 98% since the end of Title 42, the health rule that has led to hot removals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s allow.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, Blas Nunez-Nato’s Undersecretary of Border Policy and Immigration, Venezuelan arrests at the border with Mexico have been reduced to just 50 a day since last Friday as enforcement of the rules has stopped.
Overall, border officials reported a decrease in the number of migrants of all nationalities by more than 56% since the end of last week, representing an average of 4,400 interceptions every day.
In fact, there have been less than 4,000 arrests every day during the last two days. Before Title 42 was enacted, agents recorded an average of 10,000 arrests per day.
Most of the migrants stopped come from Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala. Before the end of Title 42, the Venezuelan outclassed the Colombian and Guatemalan.
In addition, about a thousand migrants from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua have been sent to Mexico as a result of an agreement by which Latin American countries have agreed to welcome these nationalities.
While those responsible cautioned that it was too early to draw conclusions from the apparent reduction in crossings, they attributed the data to an expansion of processing capacity funded by Democrat Joe Biden’s administration.
Still, Núñez-Neto warned that human traffickers will try to use the confusion created by the end of Title 42 to spread misinformation.
Following the end of the health emergency last Thursday night, the United States stopped enforcing Title 42, which deports undocumented immigrants without the possibility of requesting asylum because of the pandemic, but it has opened other doors at the border. Sanctions were instituted and through it began to deport. Another regulation known as Title 8.
Authorities have warned that from now on all people who cross the border without regular immigrant status will not be eligible for asylum. They would be quickly deported from the country and could be banned from entering the United States for five years.
Although those responsible admit it is too early to judge the situation, the decrease in the number of migrant crossings runs contrary to the predictions of many Republican politicians about an avalanche that would follow after the United States repealed Title 42. would be at the limit.