Venezuelans Seeking Asylum Now Have No Good Options

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Migrants, mostly Venezuelans, walk across the Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama hoping to reach the U.S., Oct. 15, 2022 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

More than 7.1 million Venezuelans have now fled the country, making the exodus the largest migration crisis in the world. But while most Venezuelan migrants had previously sought a safe haven in other countries in South America, migration patterns have shifted toward the U.S. under the false hope that things will be better there.

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