VENEZUELA LEADS ALL COUNTRIES IN ASYLUM APPLICATIONS TO UNITED STATES

[2/14/17]  For the first time, Venezuelans lead the pack in asylum applications to the United States,

US Citizenship and Immigration Service data reveals that 18,155 Venezuelans filed asylum applications in 2016, which is 150 percent more than in 2015 and six times more than in 2014.

Venezuelans started to increase its asylum applications — ultimately overtaking second-place China — starting in 2014, when protests attempted to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro for several months.

At that time, Venezuela was in the grip of imprisoning and harassing opponents of the government, so that at least 100 Venezuelans a month were making asylum applications, compared to the 2,334 asylum applications received in the United States in just December 2016 alone.


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