Saturday, October 1, 2022

Migrants From ‘failing’ Communist Countries Overwhelming Texas Border Agents; US Border Encounters Jump Amid Increased Migration from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

Migrants from ‘failing’ communist countries overwhelming Texas border agents:
Migrants fleeing “failing” Communist regimes in Latin America are overwhelming Border Patrol agents in southern Texas, according to new federal data.
Migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua “are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week. “[T]]hose fleeing repressive regimes pose significant challenges for processing and removal.”
More than 203,000 migrants were stopped along the length of the US southern border with Mexico in August, according to CBP statistics released earlier this week. Of that number, 55,333 were from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua — a 175% surge in migrants from those countries compared to the previous year, CBP data shows.
Many are overwhelming border crossings near El Paso, Texas, where hundreds of migrants from Venezuela have been giving themselves up to border agents every day since the beginning of September.
“El Paso Sector has seen a significant increase in the number of migrants during recent weeks, specifically Venezuelan nationals, giving themselves up to Border Patrol Agents primarily near the downtown area,” a CBP officer told The Post. --->READ MORE HERE
US border encounters jump amid increased migration from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection encounters along the U.S.-Mexico border have already topped 2 million so far this fiscal year, according to newly released agency data, with migration from countries like Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba driving numbers up.
In August, migrant encounters jumped to 203,598 along the U.S. southern border, data shows. Of those, 22% involved people who crossed more than once.
The Biden administration continues to enforce a pandemic emergency restriction, known as Title 42, along the border that allows border authorities to turn migrants away but there are limitations based on nationality. Frosty relations with countries like Cuba and Venezuela also keep the U.S. from removing people.
Last month, 55,333 migrants encountered at the border were from Venezuela, Cuba, or Nicaragua, a 175% increase from last August.
"Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border," said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus in a statement.
Republican governors have criticized the Biden administration about the influx of migrants, focusing on its handling of the U.S.-Mexico border and moving migrants out of state in what Democrats have described as political stunts. --->READ MORE HERE
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