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 rules that allow hot removals by the Covid-19 pandemic, US officials said on Wednesday.
Venezuelan arrests have been made at the border with Mexico, according to the Department of Homeland Security, Blas Núñez-Nato’s Undersecretary of Border Policy and Immigration. This has been reduced to just 50 days since it stopped enforcing the rules last Friday.
Overall, border officials have reported a reduction in the number of migrant crossings of all nationalities, up 56% since the end of last week, which represents an average of 4,400 interceptions each day.
In fact, arrests have come down during the last two days 4,000 every day. 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 They have been deported to Mexico as a result of an agreement by which the Latin American country has agreed to welcome these nationalities.
However, the people responsible warned that it is too early to draw conclusions from what is being seen now. The decrease in crossings, he attributed to an expansion of data processing capacity funded by the administration of Democrat Joe Biden.
Still, Nuñez-Neto Warns Human Traffickers They will try to use the confusion created by the end of Title 42 to spread misinformation.
After the end of the health emergency last Thursday night, The United States stopped enforcing Title 42, which allowed undocumented immigrants to be expelled without the possibility of requesting asylum because of the pandemic, but it established other restrictions at the border and a new one known as Title 8. Started deporting them through other regulation.
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 the responsible believe that it is too early to judge the situation, the reduction in the number The number of migrant crossings stands in stark contrast to the predictions of many Republican politicians about the avalanche that would be experienced at the border after the United States repealed Title 42.