The United States plans to accept 30,000 migrants per month from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela, paired with the expulsion of people from those countries caught at the US-Mexico border, the US and Mexican officials said.
The expanded humanitarian program will build on a policy introduced in October that allowed thousands of Venezuelans to enter by air if they apply from abroad and can demonstrate they have a US sponsor, two US and a Mexican official said on Wednesday.
Details of the planned event come as US President Joe Biden plans to deliver a border security-themed speech on Thursday and plans to visit the US-Mexico border next week, addressing an issue that has plagued his first two presidential terms. Throughout the years Democratic Pres. office.
Two US officials had expected the new policies to go into effect on Thursday, but the White House did not respond to a request for comment seeking official confirmation.