U.S. grants some Venezuelans speedy entry under new program, sponsor
The U.S. government has accepted more than 6,800 Venezuelans through the new sponsorship program the Biden administration implemented in October.
The program began on Oct. 18 and the U.S. has had approximately 490 Venezuelans arrive in the country legally under humanitarian parole.
The Biden administration reached a deal with the Mexican government, allowing U.S. border officials to expel Venezuelans that entered the country illegally to Mexico under Title 42.
Since the implementation of this new program, at least 6,311 Venezuelans have been expelled to Mexico.
The sponsorship initiative is modeled after another program that has allowed tens of thousands of Ukrainians to enter the country.