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Human Rights Watch
September 3, 2018

The Venezuelan Exodus: The Need for International Protection and the Regionís Response


In the United States, Venezuelans have become the leading nationality requesting asylum. There are more than 72,000 Venezuelan asylum seekers in the United States as of June 2018. Between 2011 and 2016, Venezuelans were denied asylum at a rate of 46.4 percent, which is 3.4 percent lower than the denial rate for asylum applicants of all nationalities(49.8 percent)during that same time period.


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