2022 marked a drama for Venezuelans, who had to leave their country en masse and were stranded in Mexican cities such as Tapachula, in the southern state of Chiapas, and in the northern state of Ciudad Juárez, In his desire to reach the United States.
According to officials, the increase in the flow of Venezuelan immigrants, This year has increased almost four times Therefore, on October 12, the United States announced humanitarian permits for Venezuelan citizens who arrived by air and who had a sponsor in the country.
Jefferson Jose Medina is a Venezuelan migrant stuck in Tapachula who has tried everything. He left for northern Mexico in the last caravan, but was turned back by the immigration authority. He has been traveling through Venezuela for three months and although he has tried to get his documents to be able to transit through Mexico, he has not been lucky.
“Most of us Venezuelans are stuck in Tapachula, waiting for a response from judges in the United States to walk away,” he said.
Adrian Méndez, another Venezuelan migrant, said it was sad to live in Mexico with no money and not knowing what his future would hold. “Children, lying here on the ground, we don’t have money to buy, we don’t know what we are going to do, if we will continue or stay in Tapachula,” he lamented.
Venezuelans hoped that the last December 21 would end title 42, A health regulation approved by Donald Trump’s administration due to the pandemic and its implications your immediate deportation, But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered to maintain it as a precautionary measure, due to which the illusion of his living in America has been dispelled.
Luis Rey García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignity (CDH), commented that 2022 was a terrible year for migration, “because it’s going to increase by 300%.”
“Despite everything United States immigration policy says, Venezuelan migrants keep passing through slowly. Travel into Mexico has become a Via Crucis for the Venezuelan population,” he said.
Ciudad Juarez in migration crisis
Northern Ciudad Juárez is one of the main points on the Mexican border that expels Venezuelans from the United States who have suffered abuse from the authorities and bad weather.
Erik Uribari, has been at the unit for eight days and confirmed that he has only suffered during his stay, yet, he said, he will continue to await arrival in the United States.The authorities extort us, they take our money, we have suffered here in Mexico. I’m going to wait until it’s able to cross over into the United States.”
Another case is that of Diego Flores, who assures that he too has been a victim of the Mexican authorities and the weather conditions.
“The officials take our money. The cold has also become difficult, there are people who donate blankets to cover us.”
According to data from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Over 150,000 Venezuelans entered US territory through the Mexican border, during the last financial year.
Father Javier Calvillo, director of the Casa del Migrante in Ciudad Juárez, criticized the lack of organization of the three orders of the Mexican government to address the crisis. “If we turn to look at the city of El Paso (Texas), we see a human government A government that responds, something that Juárez did not have, in Mexico we have a divided government and nothing in favor of the migrants,” he lamented.
Fernando Garcia, director of the Border Network for Human Rights, told that these are Flaying the policies of former President Donald Trump.
“Having put a policy of terror into practice, it is essential that the Congresses of Mexico and the United States stop the policy of persecuting migrants and create aid centers for undocumented people,” he said.