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TUESDAY October 18, 2022: 'LIMBO Venezuela's Tragedy' by Chris Sweda, Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune, Natrice Miller/Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Carl Juste, Matias J. Ocner, Sydney Walsh/Miami Herald: The U.S. will begin accepting applications for a new parole program for Venezuelan asylum seekers, in a plan that will see most Venezuelans trying to enter the US through its southern border expelled back to Mexico. An estimated 6.8 million Venezuelans have fled their country since the economy tanked in 2014, mostly to Latin America and the Caribbean. But the U.S. economy's relative strength since the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Venezuelan migrants to look north. Welcome to 'LIMBO Venezuela's Tragedy'
© Reportage.com Story of the Week #859: TUESDAY October 18, 2022: 'LIMBO Venezuela's Tragedy' by Chris Sweda, Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune, Natrice Miller/Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Carl Juste, Matias J. Ocner, Sydney Walsh/Miami Herald: The U.S. will begin accepting applications for a new parole program for Venezuelan asylum seekers, in a plan that will see most Venezuelans trying to enter the US through its southern border expelled back to Mexico. An estimated 6.8 million Venezuelans have fled their country since the economy tanked in 2014, mostly to Latin America and the Caribbean. But the U.S. economy's relative strength since the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Venezuelan migrants to look north. Welcome to 'LIMBO Venezuela's Tragedy'
Migrants from Venezuela outside of the Hampton Inn & Suites in suburban Burr Ridge, which is a a suburb of Chicago, and is among the wealthiest towns in Illinois. Republican governors escalated their practice of sending migrants without advance warning to strongholds for Democrats.
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A young migrant who traveled from Texas to Union Station in Chicago waves as his family waits to depart to temporary housing.
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
ELIER SALAZAR CHACON, 29, carries his 3-year-old daughter CATALEYA SALAZAR RAMIREZ while talking with a Chicago police officer after arriving on a bus with other migrants from Texas at Union Station. Seventy-five migrants who arrived in Texas were dropped off at Chicago's Union Station after Texas Gov. Abbott announced the arrival of the 'first group' of migrants bused to Chicago in a statement.
© Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A group of migrants board a CTA bus at Chicago's Union Station to be taken to a Salvation Army shelter after arriving from Texas.
© Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A bus full of people from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are shuttled away from Eagle Pass, Texas, by a group of volunteers from the League of United Latin American Citizens, as more asylum-seekers were wading through the mostly shallow waters of the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico across the U.S. Southern border.
© Carl Juste/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
ALBERTO ZAMBRANO, 36, of Venezuela, blows bubbles as his son, SAMUEL, 3, tries to kick them out of the air as the group of migrants accept clothing donations from 'Rack Em Ent Car Club' members outside of the Salvation Army following their arrival in Chicago.
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
Edgartown Chief of Police BRUCE R. MCNAMEE helps Venezuelan migrants onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Edgartown, on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
© Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
ANA RAMIREZ DURAN, 22, who says she is 8 months' pregnant, holds her 3-year-old daughter, CATALEYA SALAZAR RAMIREZ, after arriving on a bus from Texas with other migrants at Union Station in Chicago on Aug. 31, 2022. Seventy-five migrants who arrived in Texas were dropped off at Chicago's Union Station on Wednesday night, officials said. Texas Gov. Abbott announced the arrival of the 'first group' of migrants bused to Chicago in a separate statement Wednesday night.
© Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
Venezuela migrant SONIA, 30, wipes away tears as she remembers how she left her child in Venezuela in hopes of a better life for them both in the United States. Venezuelan migrants wait for the arrival of U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande. People from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba were shuttled away by a group of volunteers from the League of United Latin American Citizens, as more asylum seekers were wading through the mostly-shallow waters of the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico, across the U.S. southern border.
© Carl Juste/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
Florida Gov. RON DESANTIS shakes hands with a member of the Florida Department of Transportation while leaving a press conference regarding toll relief at the Florida Department of Transportation District 6 Headquarters in Miami. Republican governors escalated their practice of sending migrants without advance warning to strongholds for Democrats.
© Sydney Walsh/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
Elk Grove Village Mayor CRAIG JOHNSON talks about the group of migrants who were bused to temporary housing at the La Quinta Inn in Elk Grove Village. 'This village takes pride in welcoming and working with every person,' Johnson continued. 'These migrants have a right to be treated with dignity. We care about them as we care about everyone else who comes to this village.'
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
KLINSMAN TORRES, a 31-year-old migrant from Venezuela, stands outside of the hotel he is living in after arriving in the Atlanta area via the southern border. Torres says his journey to Atlanta resembled a 'horror movie.' His trek through South and Central America included a four-day slog across the Darien Gap, a dense, lawless jungle near the Colombia-Panama border where hundreds of migrants are believed to have lost their lives.
© Natrice Miller/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via ZUMA Press Wire
Migrants are led from one bus to another after arriving from Texas at Union Station in Chicago. Republican governors escalated their practice of sending migrants without advance warning to strongholds for Democrats.
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
Migrants accept clothing donations from 'Rack Em Ent Car Club' members outside of the Salvation Army after arriving in Chicago.
© Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A group of migrants who arrived on a bus from Texas are given cheeseburgers as they prepare to take a CTA bus to a Salvation Army shelter. The people, who had immigrated to Texas from other countries, were sent by bus by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Seventy-five migrants who arrived in Texas were dropped off at Chicago's Union Station.
© Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A group of men stand outside Union Station after arriving on a bus with other migrants sent by Texas Gov. Abbott, who announced the arrival of the 'first group' of migrants bused to Chicago in a statement Wednesday night.
© Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via ZUMA Press Wire
A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. A group of migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded. They are here being transferred to a Cape Cod military base.
© Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. A group of migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded. They are here being transferred to a Cape Cod military base.
© Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via ZUMA Press Wire
Carl Juste

Since 1991, Carl Juste has worked as a photojournalist for The Miami Herald. Juste has covered many international and national stories for The Miami Herald. He has carried out extensive assignments for the Miami Herald, in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition, he has worked on three documentary projects for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida: At the Crossroad: Afro-Cuban Orisha Arts in Miami (2001) and South American Musical Traditions in Miami (2002) and Haitian Community Arts.:859



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