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The Crisis in Venezuela and Asylum

Mar 20, 2019 11:03:07 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Asylum

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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.

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Bolsonaro and Asylum for Brazilians

Feb 14, 2019 1:37:47 PM / by Staff Attorney posted in Asylum

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Immigration Judges have less Independence than Ever—Due Process Could be at Risk

Dec 6, 2018 9:16:00 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Immigration, Asylum

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Immigrants still have the right to seek asylum at the border!

Nov 15, 2018 1:47:44 PM / by Staff Attorney posted in Asylum

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