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February 6, 2020

Protecting Venezuelans At Odds With Trump Immigration Agenda
By Stuart Anderson

As of December 2019, 24,451 Venezuelans were in U.S. immigration court facing removal, an increase of 277%, from 6,492 in September 2018, reports the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). “Rather than make things easier for fleeing Venezuelans, the Trump administration has tightened asylum standards,” writes Miami New Times reporter Manuel Madrid, who notes many Venezuelans in the U.S. consider being deported to be a death sentence. “Thousands of Venezuelans now find themselves staring down deportation. . . . If the president wanted to, his administration could protect every last Venezuelan in the country from deportation, and they could do it tomorrow.”

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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