Venezuelan migration picks up, reaches about 6.8M

FILE - Migrants, many from Central American and Venezuela, walk along the Huehuetan highway in Chiapas state, Mexico, early June 7, 2022. The group left Tapachula on Monday, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States. About 6.8 million Venezuelans have left their homeland since an economic crisis took hold in earnest in 2014 for the country of some 28 million people. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Venezuelan migration picks up, reaches about 6.8M