Reuters reports that Secretary of State Antony Blinken has raised concerns about the stark increase in illegal immigrants coming from the countries during a visit to Mexico City. Mexico, however, did not promise any specific action.
One source told Reuters that getting Mexico to agreeing is an "uphill battle." All sources in the story requested anonymity.
Mexico has already played a role in accepting migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. "So far this fiscal year, 299,000 people from those countries have been expelled at the border, compared to 9,000 returns from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela," Reuters writes.
The Biden Democrats' request for Mexico to play a role in slowing the flow of illegal immigrants shows the level of concern within the Biden administration about the border crisis. Migrants who arrive in the US are often able to claim asylum, as they are difficult to deport due to poor relations with their home countries.
The Mexican foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment, neither did the US Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, or the White House.
Nearly 2 million migrant arrests have been made in fiscal year 2022, with many illegals attempting to cross multiple times. A quarter of those have been from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, an increase of 8 percent from 2021 and 3 percent in 2020. Most have been allowed to pursue immigration cases.
The Biden regime is seeking an end to the Covid health order Title 42, which was issued in 2020 under former President Donald Trump. The order allowed US border authorities to expel migrants to Mexico or other countries without the chance to seek US asylum. A Trump-appointed judge blocked the Biden White House from ending the order earlier in 2022, with US health officials arguing that the order is no longer needed to protect against Covid.
Some Biden officials, however, say that they view expanding expulsion as a measure that could deter migrants, despite the Democratic Party's more open borders approach.
Democrats largely oppose Title 42, saying that it puts Mexicans in harm's way.
According to two Mexican officials, Mexico doesn't want to take any migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, or Venezuela who have been expelled from the US because those countries resist accepting deportation flights from Mexico.
Mexico will instead aim to step up internal flights of migrants from its northern border to its southern border in an attempt to relieve pressure.
Mexico has also been clear that it wants the US to ease economic sanctions against Venezuela to help slow the outflow from the South American country.
Border officials in El Paso, Texas, meanwhile, say that they have been releasing migrants onto streets near shelters and bus stations in an effort to reduce overcrowding at government border facilities.
Many Venezuelans who arrive in the US have no family or sponsors in the country, making it more difficult for government agencies and charities to assist them.
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