Due to the current humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela, many Venezuelans are living in fear and fleeing to escape danger. At least 3 million refugees have fled the country, and it is predicted that in the near future it could be more than 8 million.”1 Civilians impacted by crisis may be eligible for humanitarian protection in the United States. Indeed, many are already in the process of seeking asylum. More than 70,000 Venezuelans have sought asylum in the past four years.
Seeking Asylum in the United States
Any person within the United States has the right to apply for asylum. This right is enshrined both in our law and international law.