Venezuelans were once given a generous welcome in neighboring Colombia. That welcome has frozen under the leadership of President Petro.
U.S. policies will likely lead to unsafe returns of Venezuelans and represent dangerous precedents for the future and examples for the region.
Countries in the Western Hemisphere must work together to ensure Venezuelans are provided protection and opportunity.
Human Rights First led a coalition of 138 organizations urging the administration to restore access to asylum at all ports of entry for asylum-seekers regardless of their nationality or ties to the United States.
The Biden administration is betraying its promise to ensure access to asylum at the border and rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
The UN confirmed that the number of displaced Venezuelans has reached 6.8 million people—tying with Ukraine for the largest refugee and migrant crisis worldwide, and surpassing Syria for the first time ever.
Argentina’s laws recognize migration as a human right and guarantee migrants’ access to basic social services, work, and justice. This was not always the case.
The Biden administration can do more to help displaced Venezuelans.
Nutriendo el Futuro is a community initiative offering hope outside of Caracas, Venezuela.
Fostering the economic inclusion of Venezuelans would increase self-reliance and promote economic recovery.