The Flow of Migrants Increases in Piedras Negras to Cross Into the United States

Tijuana, October 20, 2023 – More migrants arrive in Piedras Negras to cross into the United States.

The migratory flow of Venezuelans, Guatemalans and Hondurans to the United States has increased significantly in recent years, and Piedras Negras has become one of the entry points for those seeking a better life in the neighboring country.

The reasons behind this migration are diverse and complex. The political, economic and social crisis that has affected Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador has forced many of their citizens to seek opportunities elsewhere. Food shortages, uncontrolled inflation, lack of employment and insecurity are just some of the problems that Venezuelans face in their country.

Faced with this situation, many Venezuelans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans have decided to undertake a dangerous journey to the United States in search of a better life. Although the road is arduous and full of challenges, the hope of finding stability and economic opportunity has led many to risk everything.

Piedras Negras has become a strategic point for Venezuelan, Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran migrants due to its geographical location. This border city, located in the state of Coahuila, borders the American city of Eagle Pass, making it easier to cross into the United States.

However, the road is not easy. Migrants must overcome numerous obstacles and face constant dangers during their journey. The crossing of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States, is one of the most risky and dangerous stages. Strong currents and adverse weather conditions make the crossing extremely dangerous, and many have lost their lives in the attempt.

Despite the risks, the migratory flow towards Piedras Negras shows no signs of slowing down. The desperation and lack of opportunities in their home countries continue to worsen.

*Article written by the Migrant House in Tijuana.