Record numbers of Venezuelans are illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border


(June 28).- Record numbers of Venezuelans are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as overall migration swells. Unlike the farmers and low-wage workers who come from Mexico or Central America, the Venezuelans are often bankers, doctors, and engineers.

Tensions on the border between Colombia and Venezuela continued to escalate recently, amid military operations that sent thousands of Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia from their homes located along the border.

Thousands of Venezuelans have fled to Colombia from the province of Apure in the wake of continuing military operations, the Colombian government and some of those displaced said.

And now, Venezuelans are entering Mexico and heading directly to the US border, which they are crossing illegally by the thousands.

Source: Excelsior

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