It took almost a month for Fabricio Hoyos to make the harmful and unsure trek from Venezuela to the USA. However as he arrived at a migrant processing heart lately, he had one other lengthy journey forward: the method of searching for asylum.
CBS Information nationwide correspondent Manuel Bojoquez spoke to Hoyos on theprocessing heart, positioned in El Paso, Texas, the place round 1,500 migrants are seen every day. About half of these being seen on the heart are coming from Venezuela.
They’re a part of what U.S. Customs and Border Safety have referred to as a “new wave” of migration. 157,921 individuals have been encountered at borders nationwide final month, in line with the company — a 2.2% improve from the month earlier than.
“Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba are driving a brand new wave of migration throughout the Western Hemisphere, together with the latest improve in encounters on the southwest U.S. border,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus stated this week in a assertion.
He added that “these fleeing repressive regimes pose vital challenges for processing and elimination.”
On the heart in El Paso, migrants are screened and vetted, and recognized and labeled, in accordance U.S. Customs and Border Safety spokesperson Landon Hutchens. They — together with individuals coming from Nicaragua and Cuba — are processed below Title eight authorities, stated Hutchens. That normally permits them to be launched and request asylum, a course of that usually takes years to finish.
However not everyone seems to be allowed in. In line with Customs and Border Safety, greater than 1.three million migrants have been deported or expelled up to now this yr. It is a quantity better than these nonetheless in the USA.
Nonetheless, critics say the Biden administration’s insurance policies incentivize migrant crossings.