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US Warns Venezuelan Migrants Not to Try to Cross the Border

Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, get on a boat in the Colombian port town of Necocli, to cross into neighboring Panama to continue their journey towards the United States, on Oct. 11, 2022.
Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, get on a boat in the Colombian port town of Necocli, to cross into neighboring Panama to continue their journey towards the United States, on Oct. 11, 2022.Photographer: Danilo Gomez/AFP/Getty Images

A Biden administration official said thousands of Venezuelans crossing Central America to try to reach the US should stop where they are or risk getting turned away at the border.

“For those who are on the move, I want to tell them to stay where they are. Do not try to enter Mexico and do not try to cross our border,” said Blas Nunez-Neto, acting assistant US Homeland Security secretary for border and immigration policy.