US immigration officials reminded migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela on Monday that a plan to immediately deport them to Mexico if they do not have prior approval of a humanitarian visa application to enter the country went into effect on Sunday.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reiterated that Immigrants from these four countries must request prior approval To travel to America, And those who enter the country without documents are “expeditiously” deported to a neighboring country.
On January 5, President Joe Biden announced a plan to stem the massive flow of immigrants along the country’s southern border. Under the program, the United States would accept about 30,000 asylum seekers a month from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti, expanding a program that already grants humanitarian permits to Venezuelans.
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People who are deported to a neighboring country for illegally crossing the southern border They cannot access humanitarian permitsThose arriving “illegally” in Panama and Mexico cannot claim it, CBP reiterated in its messages via Twitter.
Immigrants from these four countries can apply for a humanitarian permit
Sponsor must be in the United StatesIt guarantees that they will be provided with housing and food and other necessities.
With this plan, the White House wants to limit the flow of immigrants to the southern border of the United States. It continues to record huge numbers.
In December 2022, CBP reported intercepting 216,162 people along the nation’s southwest border. An increase of 11% In number of meetings compared to November.
In a statement, CBP warned, “This is largely driven by an increase in the number of people fleeing authoritarian regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua.”
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However, he pointed out that it was the Venezuelan population that had previously made up part of that increase. “Very small” amounts follow As a result of the immigration control operation, deportations and legal channels” to Mexico have been used since last October.
“Venezuelans have steadily declined from approximately 1,100 per day (a week before that process was announced) to around 100 per day throughout December.