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ICE resumes deportation of Venezuelan nationals via flights out of US

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began sending Venezuelans who entered into the U.S. illegally and without a legal basis to remain in the country, back to Venezuela, sending the first batch of 127 nationals on the first flight out Wednesday.

Earlier this month, DHS announced it would resume the deportations, reaffirming its commitment to enforce immigration laws and strengthen consequences for those who cross the border unlawfully.

The announcement came after Venezuelan officials agreed to accept the return of Venezuelan nationals, but also after discussions between the U.S., Mexico, Colombia and Panama in Mexico City.

The air operations conducted by ICE are chartered with commercial airlines, and last year, the agency conducted 72,177 removals to over 150 countries around the world.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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