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Venezuela: President Orders 1,000 People Deported

By Barbara Hollingsworth, August 25, 2015. CNSNews

COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA-BORDER Colombians deported from Venezuela who returned for some of their belongings and crossed them through the bordering Tachira river, stand on the banks of the river in Cucuta, on the Colombian side, on August 25, 2015. Over a thousand Colombians "who did not have any type of identification" had been deported since Friday, according to the governor of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Jose Gregorio Vielma. On August 21 Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro indefinitely closed his country's border with Colombia and declared a state of emergency in part of the frontier region following an attack on Wednesday that wounded four people. AFP PHOTO/ LUIS ACOSTA

Provea, a human rights group headquartered in Caracas, called Maduro’s comments “a dangerous campaign of xenophobia against Colombians residing in Venezuela.”

Venezuela’s Socialist president vowed to continue his crackdown on illegal aliens after closing a major border crossing with neighboring Colombia last week and ordering the deportation of 1,000 Colombians living illegally in his country.

 Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. August 24, 2015.

The crackdown was triggered by the recent shooting of three Venezuelan soldiers who were searching for smugglers in the state of Tachira, which is located near Venezuela’s 1,400-mile border with Colombia. “Venezuela won’t tolerate this anymore,” President Nicolas Maduro said during a two-hour press conference on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

“Venezuela won’t tolerate this anymore,” President Nicolas Maduro said during a two-hour press conference on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Venezuelan troops

Venezuelan troops close the Venezuela-Colombia border in Boca de Grita, Tachira state,

He blamed Colombian President Alvaro Uribe for crimes committed in Venezuela by paramilitary gangs, calling his counterpart a “nefarious paramilitary boss” and an “assassin.”

Maduro previously claimed that illegal immigrants were bringing “poverty and misery” with them.

“Who comes over from Colombia? It’s people practically without education,” the Venezuelan president said in a televised address to the nation, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“I’m not offending Colombia, I’m just telling a truth…From Colombia, all of the poverty and misery is coming over with a people who are escaping for economic needs and fleeing war.” President Maduro added.

To read the entire article by Barbara Hollingsworth on August 25, 2015 in CNS News click on the link below.

via: President Closes Border, Orders 1,000 Illegal Aliens Deported…in Venezuela

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