Mexico suggests US humanitarian migrant access beyond Venezuelans: After a deal was made this week for Venezuelans, the US told Mexico that it might consider letting migrants from other countries into the country for humanitarian reasons. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said this on Friday.
According to a proposal unveiled on Wednesday, Washington would allow up to 24,000 Venezuelans to enter the country lawfully by air while allowing authorities to deport anybody attempting to enter the country illegally by land to Mexico.
The two countries devised a plan to stop the record number of illegal border crossings by Venezuelans and people from other countries. This has caused political opponents of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to criticize him.
Ebrard said that the 24,000 spaces for Venezuelans were the first step and that U.S. officials had said the idea could make more prominent.
For the time being, Ebrard told reporters, “it’s Venezuelans, but they informed us they would consider other nations in due course.” We see this as favorable.
He said more migrants from Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador had been coming in the last few months.
According to two U.S. officials who spoke to Reuters this week, the Biden administration also thought about incorporating Cubans and Nicaraguans in the most recent border control strategy.