María Montoya, director of Montoya Consulty, assured that Venezuela is a centralized country that generates internal migration to the main cities, especially Caracas.
The expert in constitutional law recalled in an interview with Unión Radio that since 1992 in Venezuela there has been a greater displacement towards a center, having a great upturn in influx in the last five years between Bolívar and Anzoátegui.
Montoya pointed out that migration within the country generally occurs for the same reasons as migration abroad: lack of job and academic opportunities, and the search for medical treatment.
Caracas is the main city receiving Venezuelans moving from other states, followed by Valencia, Maracaibo and San Cristóbal, although it did not provide figures.
He noted that the increase in the mobilization of citizens towards the capitals of Zulia and Táchira is due to the proximity to border areas, as detailed by the expert in constitutional law to Unión Radio.
He pointed out that the migratory modality varies according to the family case: In the case of families with more than two children, who do not have any profession, if they do not depend on the income obtained from a trade, only one of the members migrates.
When the entire family group moves, it is because a job opportunity has been obtained.
Montoya denounced that the treatment around the mental health of migrants is neglected and is one of the first factors to which attention should be paid due to the traumas generated by migration.