"We are receiving 111 men and women who are arriving from the U.S. to provide them with proper health and welfare care, thus guaranteeing their human rights," said Venezuelan Interior Minister Remigio Ceballos.
According to Ceballos, the repatriated migrants are being comprehensively attended by the Venezuelan authorities in order to guarantee their reintegration in the nation with due attention to their important requirements, among which different governmental economic development plans stand out.
The Minister pointed out that each one of the returnees is undergoing a thorough health check. He said that the Venezuelan Government has made available different mechanisms to guarantee their health care and fundamental rights.
The tweet reads, "Comprehensive care protocol applied to 111 Venezuelans coming from the U.S."
This is the second flight arriving to the South American country as part of a migratory agreement between both governments that allows joint cooperation to address the migratory situation.
The repatriation was executed within the framework of the so-called Return to the Homeland, a government program to repatriate thousands of Venezuelan migrants who are in other countries in a situation of vulnerability.
These flights were resumed on October 18, when another 127 Venezuelans returned.
In this regard, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that some 400,000 Venezuelans have returned to the country thanks to the Government's efforts and without financial support from anyone.
In his weekly program "With Maduro+" broadcast by the state channel VTV, the president denounced the mistreatment to which migrants are subjected in the U.S. "I have to say it, (they are) very badly treated (...) in U.S. prisons, as if they were criminals, as if they were murderers, as if they were terrorists," said Maduro.
The Venezuelan president also questioned the U.S. humanitarian aid allegedly delivered to Venezuelan migrants. "The United States declares that it has delivered $2.8 billion for humanitarian aid to migrants, I ask: Where is that money?" said Maduro, noting that it is money contributed by "taxpayers."