Sunday, October 9, 2022

Migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are driving apprehensions at the U.S./Mexico border


Consistent with other news reports (and here), CNN reports that Customs and Border Protection data shows that "In August alone, immigration agents encountered more than 203,000 individuals at the southern border. Migrants from just three countries – Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba – made up about 56,000 of those encounters, or about 28 percent, federal data shows."   The conditions in those three countries are fueling migration to the United States.  The increase in migration from these three nations has reduced the share of migrants (and asylum seekers) coming from Mexico and Central America. 


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