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Venezuelan migrants frustrated after being returned to Mexico

JUAREZ, Chihuahua -- Today, groups of Venezuelan migrants protested a few feet away the CBP processing center next to the El Paso Del Norte bridge in Juarez.

Most of them were barely returned yesterday or even today.

They showed their frustration and even asked the U.S. government for help because of their situation.

ABC-7 got the chance to speak with some of them. During the protest they were asking President Biden to reconsider welcoming them to the country.

All they want is to reunite with their families and continue seeking their dream; crossing into the U.S.

Kids were also asking President that all they want is to see their dads, most of them already crossed and are still waiting to be processed.

We also spoke with the Director of "La casa del migrante" in Juarez. Father Calvillo telling ABC-7 that Venezuelan migrants are not urging for shelter, all they want is cross the border.

He also mentioned that typically Venezuelans stay for a day or two and then leave because they try to cross again. They don't want to give up yet.

New shelters have been opened by the city of Juarez to take care of the migrants and the conditions where they currently leave. They are spending days and nights on the streets and even right next to the river waiting to cross.

Even though new shelters have been opened for them, their plan is not stay longer in Mexico.

Juarez leaders know the situation is though, but they also know what's the migrant's mission.

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Heriberto Perez Lara reports for ABC-7 on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.


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