The Biden administration has announced the resumption of direct deportations to Venezuela as part of its efforts to reduce the influx of Venezuelan migrants entering the United States unlawfully 

In recent years, the U.S. had refrained from deporting individuals to Venezuela due to its strained diplomatic relations with the socialist government of Venezuela 

The Department of Homeland Security revealed that the Venezuelan government has agreed to accept the return of its citizens, facilitating the resumption of deportations 

The exact frequency of deportation flights to Venezuela was not disclosed, but the U.S. has identified Venezuelans in federal custody who will be promptly removed 

The Biden administration emphasizes its commitment to strictly enforcing immigration laws and quickly removing individuals who enter the country unlawfully 

The policy shift aims to address the unprecedented flow of U.S.-bound migration from Venezuela, which saw approximately 50,000 Venezuelans crossing the U.S. southern border without authorization in September 

The crisis in Venezuela has also led to significant migration to neighboring countries like Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, impacting the entire region 

The resumption of deportations is expected to raise concerns among human rights advocates and progressive Democrats due to the deteriorating economic and political situation in Venezuela 

The economic and societal collapse in Venezuela has triggered the largest migrant exodus in the Western Hemisphere, with over 7 million people leaving the country in recent years 

Many Venezuelans have embarked on a perilous journey to the U.S., including crossing the challenging Panama's Darién Gap on foot, with over 400,000 migrants making this journey in the current year, setting a record