The Venezuela Crisis – Where the refugees are headed, why we should care


 

The biggest migration in South American history is taking place and here is why it should matter to us. They are not just coming our way, but are putting enormous strain on their South American neighbors.

Looks like for now 290k for us. For now. Considering the number we have pounding on the door, it’s probably small change. Better yet, I bet they don’t have the Marxist fever that at present is sweeping our land. Maybe a couple of these folks could chat with Bernie, Cortez and friends about how this Communism thing worked out for them.

Some four hundred thousand have claimed asylum from political persecution and violence, and another million have gained other forms of residency. Hundreds of thousands of others, however, lack legal residency, and with it, access to employment, education, and social services. It is one of the largest and swiftest mass migrations in Latin America’s history, and the United Nations has characterized the situation as a humanitarian crisis [PDF].

 

The chart shows 3.4 million refugees from Venezuela since 2015. That’s 10 percent of the population. 10 percent of the US population would be 33 million. The UN, the European Union and the US with allies should see this as a disaster and demand change.

 

Venezuela is in the midst of an unprecedented political and economic crisis, the effects of which are rippling across the hemisphere and beyond. Wracked by hyperinflation, severe food and medicine shortages, soaring crime rates, and an increasingly authoritarian executive, more than 2.7 million Venezuelans—approximately 9 percent of the population—have fled the country in the past four years.

More at

Council on Foreign Relations

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11 Responses to “The Venezuela Crisis – Where the refugees are headed, why we should care”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    And yet we have elected officials who want to try these same policies here…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And the youngins soaking up the kool aid….

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  2. Kid Says:

    There are 47 mil down south that want to come here from an article I read quickly. That would assure democrat wins from now until Venezuela puts a rover on Mars.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Finis I would say without a doubt.

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  3. markone1blog Says:

    This has been painful to watch. There was a point where it took several dollars to trade for a bolivar. However, we have seen this coming for decades. There is no free lunch.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Agree….I commented below about a fellow blogger who lives there. Years ago he found good healthcare enjoyed a good life. It was Marxism in the guise of Socialism that destroyed the country

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  4. Mustang Says:

    I’m not sure that I can agree that Venezuela’s crisis is unprecedented. It has been a crap hole since Moby Dick was a minnow. I do agree that its effects could be substantial for the United States, particularly since there seems to be no shortage of Soros funding to move these disaffected souls to the US southern border. But while we’re on the subject, let me also say that I see nothing in Hispanic society (past or present) that recommends it. The last thing we need in the United States at this particular time is millions of more people whose notion of work is going and standing under a tree, waiting for guava to fall into their hand. But if they do show up here, my friend Peter can put them up.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Perhaps before your time visiting here. one of the regulars was Jim from Conservatives on Fire blog…later changed its name. He was an American engineer I believe who moved and married dozens of years ago and remained. I grew fond of him as he more or less documented the last hooray. It was and is a lesson for us. It started out just as it is starting out here. I correspond from time to time.. His American dollars keep him going last I heard, he says ok. But he was fearful of blogging and stopped several years ago so who knows for sure.. Thinking of you Jim if you are still out there reading.

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  5. petermc3 Says:

    Hopefully when the refugees get here the Republican Party dolts can figure out a plan to convince them (future voting bloc) the GOP is good Dem’s bad. Don’t count on it. Surely gov’t entitlements will steer them to the left

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They might have learned a lesson.. the gun thing as I recall required them to give up their guns in 2012;

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      • petermc3 Says:

        Most of the Cubans and Eastern Europeans got it/ get it. The Venezuelans, I wouldn’t count on it even though they have brought to life the reality of PETA: People eating tasty animals. If you don’t laugh you gotta cry.

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