Officers fire rubber bullets at Venezuelan migrants

STORY: Images shot by Reuters showed migrants crossing the Rio Grande River into the U.S. and later retreating as the Border Patrol started shooting at them.

Venezuelan migrant from Tachira Elias Puente Segura was hit by rubber bullets on his neck and back.

He said he was shot while he was standing in the river.

Migrants carrying Venezuelan, Mexican, U.S. and Honduran flags protested on Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez asking to be allowed to enter the U.S.

Protesters also held a large U.S. flag with the phrase ‘We the migrants built America’ written on it.

In recent years, 7.1 million Venezuelans have left their country, according to United Nations figures, escaping the protracted economic and social collapse of the once-prosperous oil rich nation.