- ICE resumed deporatation flights to Venezuela.
- More than 30 flights have been recorded.
- Some were sent to Central America.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) confirmed deportation flights to Venezuela.
They claim that they have made more than thirty flights in recent weeks to South and Central America.
In addition, they reported that more than 5,000 people were repatriated to Mexico and are expected to return directly to their country of origin.
Authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to removing those who enter the U.S. illegally.
ICE sends deportation flights to Venezuela
In a series of coordinated operations, ICE is conducting several deportation flights.
They confirmed the deportations through a press release and with images of the flights shared on social media.
According to the statement, they have increased the number of flights sending both single adults and family units back to Venezuela and Central America.
Over the past two weeks, more than thirty repatriation flights transported thousands of people, including more than 5,000 who were sent to Mexico.
What is known about the deportations?
This measure is part of the U.S. commitment to enforce immigration laws and expel migrants who aren’t in the country legally.
However, authorities assure that all migrants will be screened to determine whether they have valid protection claims.
This process applies universally to all non-citizens, regardless of nationality.
It is intended to ensure the orderly and humane processing, transfer and removal of single adults and family units.
What will happen to the migrants?
Immigrants can also present their claims for protection from deportation to an immigration judge.
The immigration courts are administered by the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.
It should be noted that, for operational security reasons, ICE does not confirm or discuss future or pending transportation operations.
Therefore, immigrants must be careful to make this request on time to prevent being deported back to their country of origin.
Have deportations increased?
ICE Air Operations play a critical role in facilitating the transfer and removal of immigrants to their countries of origin.
According to fiscal year 2022 data, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations carried out 72,177 deportations to more than 150 countries around the world.
As these operations continue, the debate over immigration policy in the United States is likely to intensify.
People expressed dissatisfied with with the way this is being handled on social media.
Some criticize the U.S. government
The information about the recent deportation flights was also shared on the official ICE Instagram account, where a video sparked controversy.
«Wait, I thought Democrats were the party of family unity and no separation,» someone commented.
«Of course Biden is returning Venezuelans.» «They are fleeing communism,» others remarked on the ICE post, highlighting the president’s policy.
Although there was criticism, people also congratulated the government for their efforts to maintain security.