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On at present’s episode of the 5 Issues podcast: An asylum seeker’s journey

Border reporter Lauren Villagran tells the story of a Venezuelan household’s journey and the place issues stand for Venezuelan asylum seekers making an attempt to enter the U.S. Plus, why you would possibly need to contemplate not purchasing this Black Friday.

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Hit play on the participant above to listen to the podcast and observe together with the transcript under.This transcript was routinely generated, after which edited for readability in its present kind. There could also be some variations between the audio and the textual content.

Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I am Taylor Wilson, and that is 5 Issues it’s good to know Friday, the twenty fifth of November 2022. Right this moment a take a look at Venezuelan asylum seekers and their powerful journey to the US. Plus, will a tribal delegate be seated to Congress? And why you would possibly need to contemplate not purchasing this Black Friday.

In line with US authorities, greater than 180,000 Venezuelan asylum seekers had been apprehended on the US border in roughly the previous yr. That is an enormous improve from earlier years, largely because of a Biden administration coverage put in place final yr granting Venezuelan refugees momentary safety standing. Partly in response to political pressures, that coverage was allowed to run out final month. The households that made it onto US soil earlier than the coverage lapsed on October twelfth are the fortunate ones. They get to remain within the US whereas their asylum claims are evaluated. After that date, any Venezuelan refugee discovered on the border is returned to Mexico, the place they’ve only one week to give you a plan earlier than they’ve to go away.

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