Venezuela Rebuffs Biden Admin, Halts Migrant Deportation Flights

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP) (Photo by YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Venezuela’s communist Maduro regime has halted flights of migrants being repatriated from the U.S. and Mexico, according to U.S. officials.

The Maduro regime has been threatening to halt the flights as the U.S. has increasingly stepped up its pressure on the communist dictatorship to allow free and fair elections this year, a move which places the Biden administration in a complicated position as millions of migrants continue to illegally cross the southwest border, also during an election year.