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Biden Administration in Talks With Mexico to Deport Venezuelan Nationals

Gobierno Biden en conversaciones con México para deportar venezolanos, EFE

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Blas Núñez-Neto, the acting undersecretary for U.S. border policy and immigration, informed that the Biden administration is in talks with Mexico and other countries to facilitate the return of Venezuelans, according to Reuters news agency.

“We are in talks with Mexico and other countries to see what can be done in that regard,” the official said in a call with reporters.

He declined, however, to offer details about which other countries are in talks with the United States.

Núñez-Neto indicated that instead of Title 42, authorities will continue to process migrants under Title 8, which would allow them to apply for asylum at border entry points.

The authorities, the undersecretary explained, have not yet decided how Venezuelans will be able to apply for asylum at the border but stressed that those who enter the United States illegally will be deported.

The United States has launched a plan to end Title 42, a health regulation used to expeditiously remove migrants arriving at the southern border under the guise of the covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday’s announcement came after a federal judge gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) five weeks to suspend the rule.

“We are activating our plans for when Title 42 is lifted,” Núñez-Neto himself said.