Colombia Grants Asylum to Venezuelans

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – Colombian President Ivan Duque announced Monday Venezuelan asylum seekers will receive protected status for up to 10 years. The policy is likely to benefit some 1 million undocumented Venezuelans, granting them permission to work and access to social services.

An estimated 4-5 million Venezuelans have fled their country for economic and/or political reasons under Nicolas Maduro.

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