Venezuelan Migrants Build Tent Cities Along U.S.-Mexican Border Due To Biden Admin’s Policy

[Screenshot/Twitter/Jorge Ventura]

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Venezuelan migrants have constructed a tent city in a Mexican border town as President Joe Biden’s new policy limits the number of migrants that can enter the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a program Oct. 12 that requires migrants to pass national security and public safety screening, fulfill vaccination and public health requirements and have a U.S. sponsor who will support them financially. All Venezuelan migrants failing these requirements are returned to Mexico.

Daily Caller field reporter Jorge Ventura visited Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which borders El Paso, Texas, where Venezuelan migrants have constructed tents to shelter themselves and their families alongside the Rio Grande River. Footage showed hundreds of tents lined up along the riverbank.

Venezuelans who cross the Rio Grande are expelled under Biden’s new policy. Ventura said the migrants want to “send the Biden administration a message” to allow them into the U.S. to work.

One migrant, who had been residing there for 23 days with her 5-year-old daughter and two teenage sons, expressed the desire to work in the U.S. (RELATED: Biden Admin To Expel Migrants From Venezuela, Provide Thousands Of Others A Legal Pathway)

“We have been through so much and many countries,” she told Ventura. “Police and immigration have extorted us and took the last of our money. We sold our things and they took our money. We want to move to a better future for our family and kids. We want to help our family that could not leave Venezuela and have no education or food. That is what we need. To get to the United States. We want to work to help those who need it.”

Another migrant had a daughter back home in Venezuela and had been expelled from the U.S. She said that she is not allowed in the U.S. because of the bad people who cross the border, but assured that she has good intentions.

“We are not all bad people. We do not want to hurt you. We want to work because we all have families and want to live well. We want our families in our country to be okay,” she said. “We are making the sacrifice of crossing the jungle and many things. Many unimaginable things. We want to arrive and work. Our goal is to work and do something for our families.”

She described her current life in Mexico as “horrible,” describing the cold and difficult conditions they face everyday. Another woman said the lack of food and shelter makes living in the tents unbearable.

“Will he come? Because that is what we want. Perhaps the president is not aware of what is really going on here,” she said regarding Biden. “We want him to see and feel what we are. I think the president has a heart. He is a good person and if come here he will see the situation and need that we all have. We understood a lot of Venezuelans entered that did harm. But the bad people got in. Us good people are here. We are paying the consequences of what the bad people did and I find that unfair.”

One lady held a newborn child in her arms as she told Ventura that Biden needs to allow her in so she can care for her children. Her baby almost died of hypothermia due to the cold weather. Her two older children remained in Venezuela, so she wants to work and send money back to them.

“Let us through because we are tired of being cold with the babies,” she said. “It is very risky for them. My baby almost got hypothermia last night because he was very cold. He was turning purple.”

Ventura told NewsNation that although Biden’s policy has migrants “stuck in limbo,” they not going to return to Venezuela. Aside from the conditions, the migrants also face the danger of being confronted by cartels and men “roaming around” the women and children.

“It really breaks your heart on a humanitarian level,” Ventura said.

The Biden administration’s policy will allow for the entry of 24,000 migrants, but is quickly reaching this limit due to the influx of individuals reaching U.S. ports of entry.