The Venezuelans left in limbo by new US immigration plan
(INTELLIHUB) — As they were going through the formalities of deportation and leaving the detention facilities, the last remnants of a once proud people were leaving. And after a month of watching their country torn apart by an unprecedented wave of violence and political upheaval in the middle of the US presidential election campaign, the Venezuelan community of the United States was beginning to fall silent.
During the past week, thousands of Venezuelans fled to South America for a refuge, according to interviews with Venezuelan immigrants in Miami, San Jose and Los Angeles. The exodus of Venezuelan nationals to countries bordering South America was accelerated by Donald Trump’s victory in the election campaign.
According to statistics, there are almost 3,460 Venezuelan migrants in the US — most of them in Miami. Many of them are staying in Miami as part of the newly established Venezuelan Community Centers for Migration and Refugee Assistance (VCCMRA) established by the United Methodist General Board of Conference (UMC). The VCCMRA has received almost $500,000 of donations, according to a statement from the VCCMRA.
“We are very grateful for these efforts as we have been facing so many challenges in our own country,” said David Castillo, the Director of Operations for the VCCMRA, who also serves as the Venezuelan Coordinator for International Migration for the UMC.
“We are very thankful for the donation given to the VCCMRA, we are very grateful to have a good support,” said David Castillo, the Director of Operations for the VCCMRA, who also serves as the Venezuelan Coordinator for International Migration for the UMC.
According to the VCCMRA, the Venezuelan community has a very special place in their hearts, so we decided to get to know their way of life — and their lives before becoming one of the most important communities in the United States.
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