The Colombian Association in Venezuela does not calculate a true xenophobia towards Venezuelans in Colombia, and they calculate that the rejection is media, with a political agenda to reject a model of social distribution of income in favor of the people.
"That's why political actors play to prevent integration," he told Últimas Noticias the president of the association, Juan Carlos Tanus, and highlighted how these factors drive the division because it is unthinkable that his people "have a model for the distribution of basic income, as Venezuela does with the Clap program, because that would be giving the people and not put it to work, "he said.
"It is the oligarchy that needs to divide the Colombian society with the Venezuelan for fear of integration processes that will end up removing them from the Government", altering "behaviors and habitual results in a society as polarized as Colombia, where Venezuelans could contribute enormous experiences in the construction of the real and collective Popular Power ”, he said.
Tanus asks to analyze how Venezuelan migration has no antecedents "it was an elite migration, or a middle class migration and the famous wealthy went north" and that is why "the experience (of Venezuelans to Colombia) is novel and of significance for those who migrate and for those who receive ”.
He highlighted that “until 2015, Colombia had only 52.000 naturalized foreigners throughout history as a Republic”; It was never a recipient and politicians take advantage of that.
He invited to review how, according to the figures from Migración Colombia, there are more than 1.729.000 migrated Venezuelans, of which 950.000 (about 55%) are Colombians who lived in Venezuela and returned to their country and the children of Colombians born in Venezuela. , absurd for a rejection scenario, being the same people. And he added that "over 76% (1.314.040) of Venezuelan migrants work in the informal economy" and do not represent a labor threat and only in 2019 2.600.000 Colombians migrated from their country rejecting the low wages, to which the Venezuelan migrants.
«During the last two years of the Government of President Juan Manuel Santos, an agreement was reached with the National Association of Industrialists (Andi) to bring 200.000 Venezuelans as labor to reactivate the Colombian industry at prices for which the Colombian population does not work, at In addition, 2019 Colombians left Colombia in 2.600.000 ”
"Venezuelan migration does not displace natives in their jobs for a simple reason, Venezuelan migration during the last two years of the government of President Juan Manuel Santos was an agreement with the National Association of Industrialists (Andi) to bring 200.000 Venezuelans as labor to reactivate the Colombian industry at prices for which the Colombian population does not work ”, recalled Tanus.
He said that even the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, has had to rectify her anti-Venezuelan positions because the arguments with which she has stigmatized Venezuelans have been temporary, due to isolated cases, and do not penetrate the population that feels twinned with those who have come. from Venezuela in view of their great ties.