The Office of Customs and Border Protection said on Monday that it stopped two large groups of Venezuelan migrants who had entered the United States through the southern border with Mexico through the state of Texas.
Agents last Sunday found two groups, one of 48 and 120 Venezuelan migrants based in the city of La Paloma, according to one Press release Posted by Border Patrol.
The migrants said they were staying at a residence in Matamoros, Mexico, which they could not name.
Among the Venezuelans, 86 were single adults and another 82 were members of family groups. Age ranges from 3 months to 74 years.
“They were found to be in good health and were transferred to a Border Patrol facility,” said a press release from Customs and Border Protection.
In the face of the economic, political and social crisis that Venezuela is going through, more than 5.9 million Venezuelans have left the country in search of better living conditions, according to data from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
In recent months, the route of Venezuelan migrants illegal to the United States It has especially escalated, which has put the authorities on alert.
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