Cuban and Nicaraguan immigrants have been arriving in large numbers in the U.S. According to authorities, December saw the most illegal border crossings with Mexico of any month during Joe Joe Biden’s presidency.
The extraordinary influx occurred just before Biden announced new policies on January 5 to deter Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Cubans.
According to Customs and Border Protection, authorities stopped migrants 251,487 times along the Mexican border in December, an increase of 40% from 179,253 stops in December 2021 and a 7% increase from the 234,896 stops in November.
Cubans were prevented nearly by 43,000 times in December, more than the increase in the same period of a year earlier and up 23% from November. More than 35,000 Nicaraguans were detained, a 3 percent increase from November and more than double from December 2021.
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The influx from Nicaragua and Cuba estimated that El Paso, Texas, is the busiest of the nine Border Patrol sectors for the third consecutive month on the Mexican border. Migrants who get released to pursue their immigration cases in the U.S. fill the city before Biden’s visit in January, in the weeks before. 8, his initial trip to the border as president.
The number of Venezuelan arrivals remained far below September highs when the South American nation was the second-highest nationality at the border after Mexicans. Meanwhile in October, Mexico agreed to return the same number of Venezuelans who entered the U.S. and Venezuela agreed to accept up to 24,000 people on humanitarian parole under a pandemic-era rule to deny rights to seek asylum on the grounds of halting the spread of COVID-19, and they risk expelling.
This month, Biden stated that the U. S. would allow up to 30,000 people per month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to enter on humanitarian parole, granting them the right to live and work there for two years in exchange for submitting an online application, paying for their airfare, and locating a financial sponsor.
At the same time, Mexico agreed to accept the same number of immigrants from those four nations who entered the United States illegally and are subject to removal under the Title 42 regulation from the pandemic era.
Acting CBP commissioner Troy Miller hinted that the most recent measures might work as intended.