Changes in Migrant demographics at the southwest border
The Biden administration recently announced a change in the country’s immigration policy regarding Venezuelan migrants.
This policy change has resulted in a significant reduction of Venezuelan migration to the U.S.-Mexico border in October.
The amount of migrant apprehensions at the border remains high, with many people arriving from Cuba and Nicaragua.
Throughout October, Venezuelan migrants were processed 22,044 times,
Which is a slight decrease compared to the 33,804 apprehensions in September, resulting in a 35% decrease.
The drop of Venezuelans at the border was offset by the arrival of 28,848 Cubans and 20,917 Nicaraguans.
The drop in border apprehensions comes after the U.S. began expelling thousands of Venezuelans to Mexico under a Trump-era public health order